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 some 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 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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