Nothing makes you feel more like a real cook than stepping out onto your patio and picking your own fresh herbs. Fresh rosemary for a savory roast chicken. Sweet basil for a mouthwatering caprese salad. Fragrant lavender for frosting fresh-baked cupcakes. Just dreaming about these heavenly recipes makes me want to jump in the kitchen right now and whip something up. Mmmmm.
I have to admit that I’ve tried to grow herbs multiple times, but without much success. And if I’m being completely honest, this is about the third basil plant I’ve gone through this year. Eeek! But thanks to this incredible herb planter from Williams-Sonoma, I’m slowly finding success.
We actually received this herb pot as a wedding gift, and it’s the perfect size for growing herbs indoors on the counter. Not to mention that it’s a great complement to our new kitchen decor. (White on white, amiright?) Now that it’s summer, I’ve moved mine outdoors to soak up the sunshine. The one downside to this herb pot is that it does not have drainage holes. Since herbs (and really all plants) do best in well-drained soils, I just poked a few holes in the bottom of each plant box with a nail and a hammer. This little trick made all of the difference in my herbs, and my plants have been growing strong ever since.
I also really like that this herb planter comes pre-labeled for some of your staple herbs, (parsley, basil, thyme) but you can even customize your own little labels. Since I have a larger planter box filled with herbs, I decided to go with rosemary, basil and lavender for this herb planter. And let me tell you, it smells amazing! Thanks to my newly found green thumb (If you can even call it that), I’ll be sharing some of my favorite garden fresh recipes with you this summer and beyond. Can’t wait!
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