Boxed Gardens

So we think Mother Nature has decided that Spring is here. Love the idea of a lush garden but just can’t commit the time? No worries, start small with a very manageable boxed herb garden for your patio or deck. Herbs not only add flavor to recipes, but most have medicinal uses and many are insect repellents. We like this idea of a box garden planted in a recycled wine crate that can easily be moved around in full sun or partial shade. Check with your local wine merchant or a restaurant that features fine wines to resource a crate.

farmer-d-cedar-planter-with-heirloom-seeds-organic-soil-1-oHow easy is this? A kit that includes the box, the perfect soil combination and seeds—this kit was designed by Farmer D right here in Atlanta GA.

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Just add sunshine, water, pruning and a little love. Incidentally, basil is a good one to practice your pruning skills…if it sprouts flowers, it’s time for a trim.

Thyme, Sage and Rosemary with Laurel bundled with cotton string and old rusty scissor on wooden boardThere are so many amazing herbs to consider, we chose 10 of our fave’s! Those that appreciate partial shade are Mint, Thyme, Chives, Parsley and Cilantro. For full sun we suggest Basil, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary and Sage. (thank you Paul Simon) An herb garden can get you through a whole season of tasty dishes. — And you can tell your dinner guests that you “clipped them from your garden.”

 

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