I’m a little late getting my herbs going this year. Especially since I’m planting most from seed. To make them easily accessible I created a cheap and fun container garden. I’m thinking too that I can bring these inside during the winter and have herbs year round.
I found some chocolate mint, which you see in the photo above. I also planted some basil, cilantro, lavender, and flat leaf parsley seeds.
The containers are feed pans bought for $3.99 each at the agri-center. These can be found at pet supply stores, hardware stores or an agricultural supply store. I happened to have some happy orange spray paint to add some color and sizzle. I was tempted to buy a can of bright neon pink, but decided to stick with the adage: Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without!
Here is the process:
1. I first punched some holes in the bottoms for drainage. I used a nail and hammered the holes from the inside of the pan.
With this one I taped off the bottom and also masked off the inside because I just wanted the rim and top of it to be orange.
3. Next spray a nice even coat of paint on, let dry, peel off the tape and paper, and get planting!