DIY: City Herb Garden

Happy Friday every lovely body!! I hope you all have fantastic weekend plans that include paying homage to your father, the guy that worked almost as hard as your mother to bring you into this world.  Ok, so not almost as hard as your mother… but still, he was involved ;-)

I’m headed to Long Island to spend time with my father, and help him plant fruit trees in the yard in honor of my grandfather, my dad’s father, who passed away earlier this week.  My grandfather had a yard full of fruit trees, peaches, plums and apples mostly, and as a kid we used to love to go to his house and pick the fresh fruit. I am super excited to get my hands dirty, as I really miss being able to garden while living in the city.  Josh jokes that our small studio apartment is overrun with house plants. We only have 5! I guess I thrive on keeping something green alive.

That’s why when I came across this DIY herb garden made from a shoe organizer on ohdeedoh I was totally smitten!  This is such a great way to grow herbs in the city when you have very minimal space.

You Will Need:

  • Hanging pocket shoe organizer/storer.
  • Pole and attachments (curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws).
  • Strong metal saucepan or utensil hanging hooks
  • Compost of a good quality moisture holding type.
  • Selection of plants or seeds… e.g. mixed leaf salad, herbs, sorrel, peas, mini tomatoes.
  • Piece of wood at least 2″ thick as long as the width of the shoe organizer to keep the base of pockets away from the wall.
  • Trough planter to catch drips. 

Now even us apartment dwellers can have gardens too! :)  Have a fabulous weekend, xo

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