It’s Labor Day weekend and I’m trying to enjoy as much sunshine as possible since it’s already September! How on earth did that happen so fast?! Luckily it’s beautiful out because I have no plans on staying indoors this weekend.
This summer I successfully planted my first mini garden (and I mean uber mini) where I grew cherry tomatoes, herbs and a range of peppers. Since we have two pet rabbits and I don’t eat meat, we use A LOT of herbs at this house.
You know what else we have a lot of? Mason Jars (fellow pickling people understand this dilemma). What better way to ensure we have herbs all year round than with an adorable little mason jar herb garden for our kitchen!
I had so much fun with this simple and cheap project that I thought I’d share it with you. Not only is this convenient and looks adorable, I’ve also made these for gifts! I found this tray looking thing at a garage sale for 25 cents but you can use anything to keep the jars together and looking nice.
- Old glass jars/containers or wide-mouth mason jars
- Rocks, gravel, pebbles, or marbles
- Potting mix, preferably moisture control
- Herbs- basil, cilantro, oregano, spearmint, parsley, etc.
- Fill the bottom of your jars with 2-3 inches of rocks. This allows the excess water to seep into the rocks.
- Fill the jars about 2/3 of the way full with potting soil.
- Crack the roots of your herbs to loosen the dirt around the roots and place in the jars.
- Top the jars with more potting soil. Pack it in there because when you water the herb the soil will settle.
Now go grab a beer with some friends and enjoy this beautiful weather before it leaves us!