Saturday, June 2, 2012
I have a huge sage plant, chives that do very well and a rosemary in a pot that has made it through two winters in the house. The more tender herbs are much less successful.
I saw a cute pin on Pintrest where someone(s) had used kitchen colanders to grow plants. Well, why not try the herbs in a few? I had Mr Creative search the local thrift store for them every time he went and we ended up with three. In went some of those cocoa fiber basket liners and then potting soil. I figured they would do as well as in pots. One warning I found was to be sure the metal containers didn't get too hot as they will "cook" the plants. YIKES!
So far they are doing pretty well, I planted oregano, sweet basil, cilantro, and a stray petunia. I think the basil is now ready to cut both in the colander planter and in the multi-plant pot that is growing herbs in the side openings and a patio tomato on the top.
Fingers crossed for a successful herb growing method at last!