I can’t think of a better time to learn to garden than this Summer when I am spending more time at home than ever. Since I have been cooking the last three months and using a lot of fresh ingredients, I wanted to grow my own herbs at home. I have been using basil the most for homemade pesto. Honestly, at $10 for two bunches it was getting expensive when I knew I could easily grow it at home.
I ended up finding this garden ladder on Wayfair. It took a few weeks to arrive but it was worth the wait. It is actually really light when you pick it up, less than 10 pounds. Once you add a good amount of dirt to each metal it will sit pretty heavy. You can also tie a rope or string against the wall if you are worried. You can easily have this on your small balcony or patio and save some space.
I picked up herbs from the local garden store and organic dirt and put this together on a Friday evening. I keep it watered regularly and was careful of what I placed where. The garden center told me that rats hate mint so I put it on the bottom to protect the rest of the herbs. Right now arugula is sitting up top but I may have to change that out. We got a good amount of rain last week and the whole top was flooded with water. I ended up drilling two holes for drainage on the top bin.
If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I LOVE jasmine. I am giving it a go in the garden. It was under $30 for this plant and I can take it inside in the Winter.
Fingers crossed I make a good plant Mom. My Aunt has faith in me and even sent me some seeds to plant flowers. I will keep you posted on the progress of the garden as it grows. Any tips are much appreciated for this beginning gardener.
I am on the hunt for French Herb markers and it looks like I might have to make my own unless anyone has other suggestions.
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