Why don't you make a mini herb garden?

There's something delightful about pottering in your garden, hands full of dirt, planting new seedlings, watering and the smell in the air. Since living back in Australia and being settled the idea of a herb garden makes me smile from ear to ear.


Green thumbs and herb lovers pay attention because I have a great little herb garden idea for you. Milk containers are perfect for potting herbs and with the handle are easy to hang.

All you need is:

  • Plastic milk containers (2L with the handles)
  • Potting mix
  • Herbs (either from seeds or seedlings)
  • Stanley knife
  • Pencil
  • Water
  • Sunshine

Using your pencil mark out an area on the milk container. Cut out the marked area with your stanley knife. (Do be careful as stanley knives are sharp).

Fill with potting mix and plant your seeds or seedlings. Using the handle of the milk container you can hang on hooks in your garden to take advantage of the sunlilght!

Know all you need is some sunshine and patience while your recycled herb gardens flourish into beautiful plants.


After doing some planting myself I started pondering some other herb garden ideas and ways to display your little gardens.

Wooden pallets are a great resource to recycle. You can create vertical herb gardens and lean them against your house wall...


What about old paint tins. You can even use up the left over paint to brighten them up...

You can recycle glass jars and plant your little herbs in these too! Simply wash your jars out after cooking a delicious pasta then fill with potting mix and seeds. You could even sit them on your window sill in a cute row.


These are great gift ideas for your family and friends too!

So go on find some quirky cool containers, reuse and recycle, and get your hands dirty creating your own mini herb gardens.






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