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Since moving to Minneapolis, we have had to get a little creative when it came to gardening. We literally JUST got spring weather and it’s almost May!
One thing my family has always enjoyed was fresh herbs. Luckily, even though its cold outside, our kitchen gets amazing light for most of the day. I figured this would be a great time to make my own kitchen herb garden! It’s one of those fun garden projects that you can bring indoors and have fresh herbs all year round!
To make sure that your herbs get the nutrients they need, I highly recomment a good Miracle-Gro product. You want to make sure that it’s one that is for use with foods you eat. That way you don’t get yuckies in there that weren’t meant for your family to consume.
Here’s what you need to make your own kitchen herb garden.
- Box for your garden (I used a old orange box I picked up at an estate sale for $1)
- Burlap (make sure the burlap is a finer knit one so dirt won’t get out)
- Moisture Control Potting Mix or Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix ( I used the organic potting mix for my herbs)
- Thyme, Rosemary, and Parsley (my favorites for an Italian herb garden)
- Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
- Popsicle sticks
First make sure that your container is clean! Then you want to take your burlap and cut it to the shape of your container. Start larger and then trim it later in the process.
Place your dirt in the box, hold your burlap in place while doing it. Trim any extremely excessive sides of burlap.
When a hot glue gun, tack the burlap around the edges of the boxes to make it secure. Once it’s secure trim the edges so it is straight around your container and forms a neat edge.
Hot glue the twine around the outside of the box, over top of the burlap for a decorative touch.
Place your plants in the dirt, and cover with more dirt.
To help identify your herbs, print out these great free printable herb markers. (Basil, Mint, Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley,and Oregano) Tape or glue to popsicle sticks and place in the dirt!
Now just place your indoor kitchen herb garden in your sunny window and watch them grow! And don’t forget the water 😉
Extra tips (great ideas Mary ;)) if you don’t want the dirt to touch the burlap you can line the inside with a plastic liner. Just make sure that you look for a BPA free plastic.
Want some inspiration for some other garden projects? Make sure to learn more about The Gro Project from Miracle-Gro, and pick up some great tips The Gro Project video here!
Make sure you check out the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page to get even more great ideas, and forum like atmosphere, for gardening tips and inpsiration