How to Plant Herbs in Metal Containers
I’ve taken everyday metal containers and turned them into a potted herb garden.
We love having fresh herbs in the summer and last year I planted a herb garden in some metal containers that I had around the house. I love using unique vessels for my floral arrangements and herb garden. The herbs did okay but not having proper drainage was a problem as the soil stayed too wet.
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This year I decided that some drainage was needed, so I had Aaron drill one hole in the bottom of each metal container and got to planting my garden of fresh herbs.
He used a drill bit for metal and wood.
It wasn’t necessary but I added a layer of rocks to the bottom of the larger metal container then soil and added the herbs. I used a regular container potting soil like this one and not garden soil.
I planted two oregano plants together (Greek oregano and golden oregano. Chives on their own and thyme on its own.
(I’ve always said I have a black thumb but I’ve been learning more and my friend Ann from On Sutton Place is a great resource for gardening tips!)
I love our little fresh herb garden on the outdoor bar cart as it can easily be rolled out when it rains to catch some water as it’s covered a bit by the side of the house. It’s convenient to grab a few fresh herbs from the kitchen.
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Ann is a great source of plant knowledge. I adore Hostas and she wrote a wonderful ebook. My printer has been busy. I am going to plant herbs as soon as we get into new house. Hurry up 21 days and slow down 21 days.
I agree, Ann is such a great gardener and has a wonderful blog!
That cart is so nice! A drill is a handy thing for repurposing items as planters, I’ve even managed to add drainage to ceramic on occasion. Best of luck with your herbs – the smell of basil always gives me an instant craving for Bruschetta!
I agree, Vanessa! Basil and Italian food go hand in hand, don’t they? That’s impressive you’ve drilled through ceramic!
I love the look of the metal with the green of the herbs. Sound like a fun project to get started on. Thanks for the tips!
These look so good displayed on the rustic bar cart. Thanks for sharing your post with us at #HomeMattersParty
Thanks so much, Donna!