When I decided that I wanted to have a herb garden, I decided that I wanted to put it in a different type of garden bed than my elevated or raised types. I was flipping through Amazon, looking at the types that they had when I ran across one that I thought was really cute. I had originally planned to have my husband make it, but after looking at the set up, I could see that it was quite a bit more complicated than I originally thought. That coupled with the fact that my husband already has more than he can do making the vegetable garden beds, I decided to just go ahead and buy it. It was less than $80, and I was pretty sure that he couldn't make it for much less than that.
I put the order into Amazon, and since I have two day free shipping through Prime, It was in my hands in two days. I was excited! I un-boxed it and stained the boards, setting them on the deck to dry.
When my husband got home from work, he put it together, in less than half an hour, with nothing but a rubber mallet and a rough file. It looked beautiful! We put some large rocks in the bottom of it along with some gravel to take up space so less dirt would be needed. Before I knew it, it was ready to plant.
It took about two weeks, but finally my herbs were ready to transplant. Carefully, I planted them and then gave them a big drink of water. They looked right at home! Aren't they pretty?
As I said before, half the sage and basil had to be put in overflow pots. I will probably use it to make some hostess gifts for holiday parties this fall, after I dry and grind it. I love giving gifts from the garden! Not only does it help out the budget, but I feel that giving homemade gifts is far more thoughtful than buying something. I can hardly wait for my herbs to mature! It is so satisfying to grow something from seed to harvest!
Have a great rest of the week!