Attention city dwellers with only a small patio or a window sill: I was recently given a cute little herb garden growing kit for my birthday, and it's making me realize how fun it is to exercise your green thumb on a small and tiny scale. This isn't an ad for herb garden kits, and I'm not getting paid for sharing this with you. I just thought it was fun and cute, and both of those adjectives automatically qualified this as a blog worthy subject.
Each little mason jar holds a different herb, and with the layered combination of perlite, pebbles and soil, each jar environment is self-watering. Any word proceeded by "self-" frees up time in our busy schedules so that makes me a fan. While we work, play and do laundry, these little jars of genius are cooking up some healthy home-grown herbs that we can harvest as needed.
I planted these little cuties on Saturday, and by Tuesday, two of them had already sprouted! Here's the adorable little basil plant.