Saturday, April 23, 2011

thrifty herbs

Back in march, poppytalk had a great post about using thrifted vessels as an indoor herb garden. Take a peek:

What a great idea! I think this would be a great spring into summer project perfect for inspiring some fresh herb filled recipes! OoO! And it totally gives you an excuse to go thrift shopping for neat old containers! I think I'll have to add this one to the to do list, but I can't think of a spot large enough in our little rental to put these. Perhaps I'll have to wait for the snow to stop (you may think I'm joking - but no. It's snowed a few times in the last week even though it's april), and plant them for the front stoop! Yes! I think that sounds lovely! Any suggestions for fresh herbs to grow in pots? I'm not much of a gardener but I am certainly willing to learn! Anyone else out there have any tips for me?


  1. Why do people call things "thrifted"? I don't like that term. Are people too lazy to say "from the thrift store," or better yet, "second-hand"?

    I do like the idea, but the growing season here is just too short, even when the herbs are started inside (which I tried last year). Tip #1 though would be to either start those seeds inside now, or just buy little plants at the farmer's market. Also, make sure the spot you pick is REALLY sunny for most herbs.

    Tip #2 - grow basil, cilantro, and mint (not in same container). You could make mint tea!

  2. Lovely blog!!!



  3. It sounds like a good idea. I grew some herbs in my garden last summer and if anyone used them it would have been you. Mom
    P.S. Supper at your house was lovely! Thank you so much.

  4. Nice idea! I am planning to make my herb garden again this year You can use also nice teapots, marmalade jars, baskets everything! :)