Herbs are great for many different reasons. But one of the great reasons things about them is that you can plant them in just about anything. They can make a beautiful decoration piece in your home or garden with some of these DIY herb containers.
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DIY Herbs Containers
Growing herbs is not only easy but also fun, because they are versatile and can be planted pretty much anywhere and in anything. As long as they have plenty of sunlight, good soil, and water, they will flourish.
Here are a few DIY container ideas to grow your herbs in.
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Plastic Bottles – Using plastic bottles is a great way to reduce pollution and reuse those old water, soda, and milk bottles. There are plenty of ways you can alter plastic bottles for growing herbs.
A quick and easy method is to cut off the top where the cap is and poke a few holes in the bottom of the bottle, big enough for water to drain out a little. Fill the bottle up with some soil and you are ready to go.
Shoe Organizer – As crazy as a shoe organizer sounds, this is a great option for limited space. It can easily be hung on a wall or fence. Choose a shoe organizer that has fabric that allows water to drain easily, then fill each pouch with organic soil with about an inch of space left on the top.
Mason Jars – Mason jars are a cute and decorative way to grow herbs. Simply take a few jars and put a small layer of pebbles at the bottom of each one to allow drainage.
Mason jars can fit nicely on a window sill or even be added to a slab of wood with a few metal rings and screws. Head to a thrift store to find some.
Tin/Food Cans – Tin cans are another great option for those wanting to reduce waste and will save you money without having to purchase potting plants.
After you use your food can, rinse it out thoroughly and remove the label and any sticky residue left behind. Decorate the can however you like and add a layer of pebbles to allow water to drain. Add herbs and organic soil and you are done.
Old Boots – An old boot is a great way to add some unique decorations to your garden. First, you will need to drill some holes in the bottom of the boot to allow water to drain. Then add some potting soil and your herb of choice.
Old kids’ boots can be the perfect size and can add a pop of color to your garden.
Teacup – Using a teacup is a simple and cute way to decorate your kitchen and make it useful at the same time. Drill a few holes in the bottom of the teacup. Then add a layer of pebbles, some organic soil, and your choice of herbs.
Baskets – You can also try using baskets can be used to grow herbs by simply filling them up with soil and hanging them around the garden or in your home. They also save space.
The list of “do it yourself” containers for growing herbs is practically endless. Just about anything around your house can be used. If you can recycle it, you can probably grow herbs in it. One more of my favorite ideas is to use our plastic coffee containers.
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Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.