5/1/13

Upcycle Mason Jar Herb Garden


Gardening does not have to be big and labor intensive! You can easily fall in love with gardening by starting with a fun yet simple project.

Today I am  creating a fun, easy, yet beautiful herb garden for my sunny front porch. This can also be done on any railing or even attached to a window sill if you wanted to.


Let's get started on my herb garden:
Since I have a huge obsession (and a growing collection) of mason jars, I am using them today to make an herb garden.  You can also use some empty food jars such as pasta, salsa etc. they will work just as well.
Supplies:
Mason Jars, glass jars or any pot will work
Hose /pipe clamps (1 for each jar, found at home improvement stores)
small screws/ flat head and phillips screwdrivers
Herbs
Potting soil
handful of small pebbles

Directions:
1. Paint jars if desired. This is not required, and the clear jars looks great! I am using old painted mason jars that  have a natural distressed look to them.
2. Decide on the location of your jars on your porch railing.   Secure the hose/pipe clamps into the desired locations by screwing the clamp to the railing as shown:
   
3) Tighten the clamp snugly around the jar by using the flat head screwdriver and turning the  screw attached to the clamp:

4. Place a layer of pebbles in the bottom of the jars (this helps with water drainage) then adding the potting soil.
     
5. Plant herbs into the pots and water well.




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