Saturday, May 23, 2009

weekend project: plant a hanging basket of herbs

planting anything is a definite to-do on my list as soon as we're back from holidays. last year i was focused on keeping a fresh human alive and my plants suffered from the divided attention. or make that my "fend for yourselves, plants - i haven't slept in days!" attention... slowly the died off, one by one. currently two lifeless japanese maples (named prince harry and oliver cromwell) are all that remain of what was once a bountiful balcony garden. they're not coming back to life, so although that makes me sad, i get to start over, which is nice...

one thing i need to do for sure: plant a moss-lined basket of herbs.

we use a wire basket that attaches to the balcony railing since we're not allowed to drill holes in the balcony for hanging things, but i love the idea of this three-tiered hanging basket of plants. so easy, so rewarding.

you'll need:
  • a large 3-tiered hanging basket (like the kind used in the kitchen for fruit & veg)
  • potting soil
  • sphagnum moss
  • herbs
  • this step-by-step how-to
  • diligence in watering and at least six hours of sunlight per day ;-)

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