Easy DIY Herb Planter Thing
In the spring, I had these grandiose plans of creating an organic utopian herb and vegetable garden on my deck and dancing around it in while wearing long floral dresses in barefeet and playing a tambourine, but then I thought “I have TONS of time to make an herb garden”, and decided to get drunk in my underwear and watch The Bachelorette.
Then, on the weekend, I realized it was friggin July and my poor deck was still barren of organic herbs and shit. Unacceptable. So yesterday I decided to get my shit together and get started.
Problem #1 – What to plant
Although I would like to say that I picked my herbs and vegetables based on future plans of cooking up some delicious domesticated pasta sauce recipe like mothers on mom-blogs and shit, it was mostly dictated by the following:
- The vegetable plants that were left at the local corner store and didn’t look like they were on the verge of death; and
- Herbs that I could put in booze to make a delicious cocktail.
So I got a tomato plant that was big (but no tomatoes on it…), a pepper plant that was small (with no peppers on it…), but looked like, green or whatever, and the following herbs: basil (for caprese salads), mint (for mojitos), lavender (for fancy aromatic classic cocktail things), and parsley (because I needed four to make my herb garden symmetrical and I couldn’t think of anything else).
Please note my helper in the top right corner of the photo. She made sure she was around me at all times, snoozing leisurely while I sweat and slaved in the heat.
Problem #2 – How to hang them up
So I had planned to hang my herbs up on the fence, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on some like planter-hangy thing because I’m cheap. So I put something together that was likely modified from something I saw on Pinterest or some shit.
Basically, you buy terra cotta pots, and those like, tube holdery things that are silver and you always see at the hardware store and you think to yourself “What the hell are those things? Could I make something with them? It looks like I could make something with them.” Test the size and make sure they go around the pots, but stop right at the lip (so you can hang them).
Also buy galvanized wire, nails, and picture hooks (galvanized means “no get rusty”).
Here is my super-ghetto hanger creation:
Then you just smack the picture hook into the fence, hang the wire-tube holder thing on it, and stick your plant in it.
Note – when I hung it, the planter was tilting a *little* too much, and the water like, spilled out the front of it, so I had to add another nail in the wire closer to the ring to keep it tilted up.
BOOM. Instant herb garden for like, ten bucks.
I also planted my tomaters in a big pot as well as my “pepper plant”.
I give them both a 10% likelihood of producing edible fruit.
Here is my new and improved organic hippie garden! Time to put on some Donovan and dance with a tambourine!
I decided to reward myself with things that are bad for me. Molly also thought she deserved a rest from ALL THE WORK SHE DID.