I’ve never had much luck keeping herbs (or much else for that matter) alive, but I’ve always wanted to have an herb garden at hand. I figured that putting them all in one place might make it easier to keep them alive. I love the pictures I’ve seen on Pinterest of tiered herb gardens, so I decided to try and tackle my own.
I had originally planned to use galvanized containers but I couldn’t find the ones I had envisioned so I went with these bright pots for a pop of color on our patio. I had also thought of using packing peanuts or something similar to make the biggest pot lighter, but I found it wasn’t as heavy as I expected, I’m still able to lift the entire thing.
Putting the whole thing together was very simple.
First, I drilled holes in the bottom of each pot to ensure proper drainage.
Next, I filled the largest pot most of the way full with dirt. Then I nestled the next largest pot just below the surface of the dirt so that it was held securely. I repeated the process with the next pot and filled it with dirt as well.
All that was left was to plant the herbs and let them grow.
Here’s what herbs I ended up with:
Two kinds of oregano
A small chocolate mint
And lavender to top it all off.
Since I took these pictures, its taken off even more, thanks to all the rain we’ve had. Now to find some time to cook with all these fresh herbs. If you’ve got a good recipe, send it my way!