“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments”
Janet Kilburn Phillips
Welcome friends to my very first gardening experience… EVER! Yes, I’m giving the whole “green thumb” thing a go & I couldn’t be more excited about my brand new endeavour. Side Note: I’m also completely aware that perhaps November may not be the best time to test out the ol’ gardening skills, however I’m up for the challenge & I hope that you guys are too! So without further adieu… here’s my journey toward [successfully] attempting windowsill mason jar herbs!
DIY: Windowsill Mason Jar Herbs
Growing up, my grandparents always had this amazing garden at their farm! So whatever vegetables happened to be on the dinner table that evening, I knew that my grandmother had recently harvested them from her garden. She even planted pumpkins so that my cousins & I could pick them out during the Halloween season… it was amazing to say the least! So now I’ve recently developed a strong desire to grow my own herbs & with winter well on its way it seems as though an indoor, windowsill garden is my best bet!
While browsing through the internet, I stumbled upon this amazing DIY mason jar herb garden by Jill Nystul of “One Good Thing” & decided to put my own little spin on it! ENJOY!
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Mason Jars – I bought jars with labels already on them! This way I could keep track of which jars contained each herb!
- Herbs of your choice – I love cooking with rosemary & sage, particularly during this time of the year! I also picked up some dill (for the boyfriend) & oregano.
- Organic Soil
1. Fill the bottom of your mason jars with a layer of stones – I was told that this helps protect the roots & prevents the herbs from absorbing too much water
2. Add soil to each of the jars. Fill until about an inch below the rim.
3. Add your seeds – be sure to follow the instructions on the back of your seed packages
4. Sprinkle a light layer of soil on top of the seeds
5. Place on a windowsill so that they’re exposed to the sunlight
6. Lightly sprinkle with water & follow maintenance instructions written on the back of your own packages
7. Voila!!! Here’s to hoping these little babies grow!! I’ll be posting an update in about 8 weeks so be sure to stay tuned!!!
Have YOU ever tried growing your own herbs?!