Showing posts with label herbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label herbs. Show all posts

Thursday, May 26, 2016

GOOD TASTE: Italian Herb Salt

It’s that time of year. Time for the garden to start making it’s way to the table. My herb plants are way ahead of the vegetables and I don’t want to waste them so I’m going to start preserving them. One of the easiest ways is to make spice blends.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

THE DIRT: Herbes de Provence Bouquets

Herb Bouquet Garni via homework (12)To me, one of the best parts of spring is spending time in my garden. This year my herbs are doing quite well, except my Basil. Our dog ate the first plant and my replacement Basil is struggling. But everything else is thriving so I did some research on Herbes de Provence and Herb Bouquet Garni.

First up though, a little tour of my herb garden.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

INKLING: A Colorful DIY Herb Pot

Lifestyle Crafts Herb Pot via homework - carolynshomework (11)The hardest part about being on the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Design Team is deciding what to make. Not because I can’t think of something but because there are so many goodies to share with you. This month, I made something super easy but still fun and cheerful.


Monday, September 10, 2012

The Dirt: an inspired herb pot

I’ve been brainstorming holiday gift ideas lately and created this pretty blue herb pot that was inspired by a picture I saw recently.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Dirt: newspaper seedling pots

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A few weeks ago I posted about my DIY tomato cages made from branches. You can see how I made them here. I’m still working on my spring garden and want to plant some herbs to go with my tomatoes.



I’m going to start the herbs in pots and then transfer them to the garden once I clear out {uh, weed} an area. I was intrigued with newspaper starter pots that I had seen around various websites and wanted to give them a try.



The nice thing about newspaper starter pots is that once the plant is large enough to be transplanted, you just plant the entire paper pot in the ground. You can rip the bottom open a bit so the roots easily spread out. Your plant will be protected until the newspaper breaks down and composts.



To make these newspaper pots, you’ll need:
  • Newspaper
  • Masking Tape
  • Optional: paper for labels and scraps of fabric
I found a nice, easy to follow tutorial here. I added little labels that I cut out on my Cricut and stamped with the herb names. I also reinforced each pot with a little scrap of fabric.



Once your pots are done, fill them with potting soil and add your seeds or little starter plants.



The pots are sitting on a bed of pebbles and paper shreds in this galvanized container.


Now I just have to buy the herb plants, clear out an area of the garden and get ready for some delicious fresh herbs.


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Carolyn

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