This is a quick little project that you can do at home without much effort.
You should try this. Why? It’s nice to have fresh herbs sitting at arms reach in the kitchen ready to donate to your culinary masterpiece.
First thing you need are some big glass jars.
If you still have half a jar of pickles left you better get a chompin’. It’s ok, they are low in calories right?
I add a little sand for the sake of drainage.
These jars do not have holes in the bottom like most planting containers, so I figured a little sand might help solve that problem.
Pack it down flat.
Add some organic garden soil.
Top it off with a few inches of seed starting mix.
Carefully, oh so carefully plant a few seeds just below the surface.
Label them so you don’t forget what is in each jar. It is so easy to move them around and forget what is what.
Did you see it? The magic. This is just a few hours later, and we have some nice plants. You had no idea I was this amazing a gardener did you?
Ok. This might be weeks later, but it makes for a nice presentation if you get to see the finished product.
You also can note the lovely labeling my wife applied to the jar. A woman and her Cricut Machine. Goes together like peanut butter and jelly.
It does add a very nice detail don’t you think?
Mr. Chive is not growing as fast as the others. Chives take longer to germinate, so give him a little time and he should catch up.
If I could get a few more chives to grow in there it would also look a little less silly.
Check out the awesome root structure. That gives the glass jar part of it, some character.
If you try this project out or something similar and send me a picture I will post it and add a link to your blog at the bottom of this post. Deal?
I would love to see it.
Send it to: SeedToSalad@gmail.com