Last Spring we planted a herb garden in the corner of our yard, but when dinner time came around we always seemed to forgot about it. Out of sight, out of mind. We also live In Southern Alberta, and weather can be an issue (is it Summer? Is it Winter? No one knows). This year we decided to take the garden inside to make it more accessible and easy to care for. Also, to save counter space, we hung it in our windowsill. It was easy and turned out great!
Skill Level: Beginner
How to Guide
Measure and cut:
*Tip - If your pots are 4” in diameter, each placement point will be 2” from center point.
White wash (optional)
*Tip – The first coat it might look like you barely applied any paint. Restrain yourself from adding more paint, the colour will deepen with more coats. With white washing it is better to do many thin coats, than 1-2 heavy coats, or you will not get the “washed” look. Let the paint dry completely between coats and add additional coats until the colour is consistent and you are happy with the tone. You may prefer less if you want to see the wood grain. I did only 1 coat, as I wanted to just tone down the stain for a more weathered look.
*Tip – I like Tung Oil because it has lower VOC and is food safe once dry.
Chain it up
Cultivate your fresh herbs, garnish your meal and bon appetite!