Monday, May 7, 2012

Patio Preparation :: Railing Planter Herb Garden

These grew just sitting in my kitchen! Hopefully they will take to their new home.

Part 2 of Patio Preparation continues... I caught a great sale of half-off herbs from Home Depot so I stocked up on a handful that I could possibly cook with. Basil, Parsley, Chives, Lavender, Oregano, Mint, Cilantro and Strawberries. I know nothing of planting/growing and know even less about what to cook this with unless I have a recipe. I guess this will be a learning experience as-we-go kinda thing. 

I DID read the tags that come with the pots, and was sure to put the shaded plants down by my entryway. The rest made their way to my Southern exposure patio. I bought 6 of these great railing planters. They were on sale at Menards for like $7.50 each! If all goes well I may have to run back and get a few more. I'm a little worried that they may flip off my patio because the gap that sits on the railing is a bit wider than necessary. Maybe some painter sticks wedged in there will do the trick? Let me know if you have any ideas!

It's getting green! Next step - hopefully some flowers!

I stocked up on dirt and the planters. The toughest part is getting going, right?

I didn't plant the strawberries yet.
There is a larger pot I have on my deck that I think I want to plant this in in hopes that it will have more room to grow.
I've read strawberries take a few years to really get going? Please let me know if you have any info on this!!

Here are my shaded mint and parsley.

First 2 planters on the patio are complete. I hope they go crazy and grow huge!

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