Planters – Perfect For Herbs In The Kitchen Window

If you’ve ever watched any of the TV cooking shows, you have likely been green with envy over the fresh green herbs they are always using in their recipes. They looked hand picked, and probably taste a lot better than anything you are going to pick up at the store. You would love to have those kinds of herbs, but condo or apartment-life has left you without a backyard to cultivate. Instead of sobbing in your canisters of dried herbs, use the space you have to create your own herb garden.

You may be wondering what space? Look around. Unless you are hiding in a basement, you likely have a window or two available. Couple that sunlight with a few supplies and you will have a mini-garden.

You are going to need 3 miniature planters with handles. Most garden centers have planters that look like small tin buckets. Those will do the job. You will also need 3 herb plants (or seeds), some rope (strong enough to hold the planters once they are filled with dirt and plants, and two metal hooks.

First, you may as well set up the planters. In each of the planters put your potting soil and either herb seeds or the small plants.

Next you will need to measure down 9-12 inches from the top of your window on each side. There is some flexibility in this since some windows are taller than others, and you may need to adjust the height. The space you choose will be where the rope line is going to hang, holding your planters. Once you have marked equal measurements on each side of the window, put in one of the cup hooks.

Now, take one end of the rope and tie a knotted loop in it. This loop should be small, but large enough to be hooked onto the cup hook. You should then hold the rope across the window and see where the loop on the other end needs to be. Tie the loop and hang the rope to make sure it looks right. It should be taught but not tight.

Unhook one end of the rope and string your planters on it. Then replace it on the hook. Once you space out the plants, your mini-herb garden is ready to go.

For extra security, you may want to use metal clips or clothesline clips to hold each of the planters in its place on the rope, as they are inclined to slide a little bit.

If you want to do a little more to dress up the window, and grow a few more herbs, you can also add a couple of pretty planters, stocked with herbs, to the window sill. These planters can have taller herbs growing up to frame the window and draw eyes to the hanging planters.

Unlike other plants, remembering to water these herbs in planters will not be difficult. Each time you go to the sink, they will be right in front of you as a visual reminder and before you know it you’ll be cooking with fresh herbs just like on TV.

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Planters – A Perfect Way To Add More Planting Space To Your Backyard

Feel like planting some more flowers in your backyard, but can’t cause you’ve run out of room? Well, you are in luck because there is actually a way that you can add some more planting space to your backyard area. All you have to do is purchase some lovely planters and your green thumb will never
be limited again.

That’s right, planters are perfect for letting you use your green thumb and what’s so spectacular about them is how they come in different sizes, styles, and designs. This makes it pretty easy to find the most functional ones for what you want to plant and where you want to put them.

For example, maybe you want to just add a few small flowering plants throughout your deck area. Like, as nice decorative accents in the corners of the space or something. Then what would work well for you would be planters that are smaller in size that have like a circular or vase shape. Or, maybe you want to expand your garden, then a great option for you would be something that is on the large side. Long, rectangular ones would be the way to go that are deep and wide, perfect for growing tomato plants or strawberries. These planters would also be good to for separating your backyard space into two different areas, partitioning off a patio area from a lawn area as an example. To do it, just place them on around the border of your patio area, plant some shrubs or taller trees in them, and then your two new spaces are good to go.

Now, those just mentioned are only some of the planters that you can choose from and some of the others include. For a stress free to check out all the choices, simply jump on the Internet and do some online shopping. Just by the blink of an eye you can sift through the different choices and when you do come across something that tickles your fancy, it is usually at the best prices possible for that item.

When purchasing planters for your space, it is essential that you go with ones that are built out of higher quality substances. Why? Well, it is because you want them to last a long time, right? You see, if you go with substances that are cheap, then your planter is going to break down under the elements faster than you would like it to. Therefore to avoid problems, just go with the best from the get go and those substances include sturdier woods like Shorea, Redwood, and Teak along with other options including stone and marble along with denser plastics including resin, plastic, and recycled polymer. All of these are very durable, plus, they have a fantastic look to them when left in either their natural state or when a finished is applied to them.

When it comes down to it, planters are just the thing to cure your planting space woes. They let you pretty much plant where ever you want, so, get some today to nicely satisfy your green thumb tomorrow.

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