How to Plant an Herb Garden in Two Hours
At some point, it just seems cost preventative to keep going to the store to buy fresh herbs. As much as I cook with them, I like to have them at the ready.
A friend of mine finally convinced me to just grow them on my own. Since I’m somewhat space limited, we opted for a “strawberry pot” that we got at Home Depot for $17.
Part of the reluctance to “garden” was the fact that I a) didn’t have the space and b) thought it would take a long time. Not true!
In under two hours, we had the materials, seeds and planting complete.
Because I use so many herbs, that was the focus of this pot. Check out how many types we were able to get into this one pot:
We put mint up on the top (the only one obviously not started from a seed in this pot!). I was having a hard time finding a starter seed for it.
I don’t know why I waited so long to do this…plus it was a really fun activity to do with the kids!
- Pot with good drainage
- Organic soil
- (toothpicks and tape if you like to label your seeds)
Step 1: Fill pot with soil
Step 2: Plant seeds (One seed = One plant) Just in case, no more than 2-3 seeds per area…these seeds are SMALL but they need to have their space!)
Step 3: Water
Step 4: Set in sunlight
Step 5: Wait for seeds to sprout. Water daily initially. Then as seeds begin to sprout, every couple of days.
Harvest as needed!