I am sick of paying for fresh herbs at the grocery store, (which I love to cook with) so I decided I would pot some herbs that I can cut off as needed in my kitchen window. I have been wanting to do this project for a long time but I just hadn't made time for it. So now is the time!
First, I have to have the right pot. This is very important to me and has been the deterrent for why I have been putting this off. I want a modern, simple planter and I want them to be the centerpiece of my large picture window in my kitchen.
|My Kitchen Windows Before|
I did some research and these were some of the contenders in my quest for the right planter.
|Modern Triangle Ceramic Planters, Etsy, Persimmon Street $24 ea|
|Black and White Ceramic Planter, Etsy, Ross Lab $26 ea|
|West Elm, Chalkboard Planters $6-$18 ea|
|West Elm Ceramic Hedgehog $12|
|Garden Ridge White Ceramic Planter $5.99 ea|
So this is the winner I found at my local Garden Ridge Store. They were a great price and the base is attached which means they will always look perfect. They are 5" wide at the top.
|Herbs at Lowes|
I bought 5 herbs at Lowes; cilantro (a staple in Texas), parsley, rosemary (my fav), German thyme, and basil. They come in a degradable container so you just take the green plastic off and put in the planter. I didn't need any extra soil because they were a perfect fit.