Spring is around the corner and there's never a better time to grow some herbs on your kitchen windowsill We're lucky to have a south facing garden and a south facing kitchen window and I wanted to make the most of this sunny spot by planting some herb seeds.
What you'll need:
4 x empty and de-labelled baby food jars
1 x 12x3 inch piece of wood
spray paint and spray primer in your choice of colour
hot glue gun
Chalk marker (like a Posca) or Tipp-Ex pen
- Firstly, wash and de-label your jars. If you soak the jars in water, the labels will just peel off easily.
- Take your piece of wood and if you desire, sand the edges and corners for a smoother finish.
- Spray or paint a coat of primer on to your wood. Two coats should do the trick.
- Spray or paint the wood in your choice of colour. Again, do a couple of coats for a nice neat finish.
- Lay your jars out on the piece of wood and mark with a pencil where they're going to sit.
- Take the glue gun and spread glue around the base of your jar. Quickly press the jar in to place and add a little pressure to ensure it sticks well. Repeat for the rest of the jars.
- Fill the jars 3/4 the way with compost and add a touch of water.
- Sprinkle your herbs seeds in the top and cover over with more compost.
- Write the herb names on each jar using your chalk marker.
- Place on a sunny windowsill and wait for the to grow!
As there's no drainage to the jars, take care not to over water them as many herbs don't like soggy bottoms!