Spring has sprung here in Colorado! It’s an old adage that you avoid planting or moving plants outside until after Mother’s Day, so we’re in the process of preparing our plants to be moved back outside. My Indoor Herb Garden is ready for some real sun, but it’s been producing lots of herbs for me all winter long. It has easily paid for itself in the cost of fresh herbs at the store.
I got my indoor planter on Amazon. When I ordered, they had only 3-tier versions, but I see now they have 5-tier available as well. They work great! Even though the pots are separate, there’s a system that moves water from damp pots to those that are drier, so you never overwater. Here’s what Amazon is offering now:
I also ordered this culinary herb seed kit last year and planted several herbs:
Culinary Herb Seeds Collection: Our Culinary Herb Seeds Collection is comprised of 10 packets of our best-selling herb seeds: Sweet Basil Seeds, Italian Parsley Seeds, Curled Parsley Seeds, Cilantro/Coriander Seeds, Arugula Seeds, Dill Bouquet Seeds, Chives Seeds, Garlic Chives Seeds, Chervil Seeds & Florence Fennel Seeds – all you ever needed to “kick-it up a notch”![More]
I planted the
- Sweet Basil
- Italian Parsley
- Dill Bouquet
- Florence Fennel
The seed kit came with other herbs, too, but I just don’t use them enough to take up the space. With this particular planter, you can plant 6 separate slots, but I just doubled up on things I use a lot of (like basil and dill). You can order extra layers individually, to go even higher. I bought a rolling plant stand that I put the whole thing on.
I got the plants started by rolling the planter outdoors and leaving on the deck just outside my kitchen. The casters are a god-send, as I can just move it back and forth as I need to. Downstairs, too, I can easily move it closer to the grow light, or rotate it around if I need to. You water from the top down – it will flow all the way to the bottom, so no stooping and crouching.
Here’s how the kit arrived when I ordered it:
Couldn’t be simpler to assemble. And as I mentioned it waters all the way down from the top, so it’s easy to take care of.
Here’s a link to the product if you’d like to order. There’s nothing like fresh herbs for your baked goods! And just a few uses will have this planter paying for itself.
And for the seed kit, here’s what I used:
Our Culinary Herb Seeds Collection is comprised of 10 packets of our best-selling herb seeds: Sweet Basil Seeds, Italian Parsley Seeds, Curled Parsley Seeds, Cilantro/Coriander Seeds, Arugula Seeds, Dill Bouquet Seeds, Chives Seeds, Garlic Chives Seeds, Chervil Seeds & Florence Fennel Seeds – all you ever needed to “kick-it up a notch”![More]
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