DIY Windowsill Herb Garden
There’s something about cooking with fresh herbs that makes you feel like you’re one of the amazing culinary minds like Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, or Giada. It most definitely tastes a lot better than dried herbs, too. I whipped these wood box herb gardens up (I made two) for my mom and mom-in-law for Mother’s Day. I kind of want one for myself now. Just the smell alone of the fresh herbs is heavenly and they are just so cute up there on my kitchen’s window sill. However, I am no green thumb. I’ll be throwing myself a party if the plants are still alive by the time we deliver them.
Here’s a quick rundown of how I put the herb garden(s) together.
I then drilled a hole in the bottom of each box for drainage purposes and stained them my favorite color, Rust-oleum Dark Walnut…which I am now out of. Sad day.
I then lined the box with plastic and took the wrapper off the herbs. I lined them up inside, making sure the plastic stays up on the sides. I then trimmed the plastic down and added additional potting soil to fill in the gaps. You’d really have to over-water those herbs to have drainage going on. Just knowing that hole in the bottom is there for such an emergency helps me sleep at night. Bahaha!
I then tied a ribbon (which I purchased at Joann’s) around and added these cute chalkboard place card holders to label the herbs. I love how they turned out. I hope my moms do, too. Hopefully they are better at keeping plants alive than I am, too. 🙂