Urban Herb Garden on the Cheap
Concrete cinder blocks are $1.09 a block; the herbs were $1.50 a piece at the Eastern Market. A complete herb garden for $21.00! And, it is even dog approved.
It is finally summer in Michigan, despite last weekend’s bizarre hailing and random snow shower. Paul and I took a trip down the Detroit’s Eastern Market to buy flowers for the pots and get the herbs for my herb garden. Although I grow herbs in the house in the winter, fresh herbs grown outdoors are much better than those grown indoors. They taste fresher! And if this year is anything like last year, I will have more than I can possibly use or share.
I usually stack pots together, and grown the herbs together in a large contraption, but this year I got the inspiration from a magazine and decided to try something different.
My advice? Wear gloves. The cinder blocks are way heavier than they appear and they can rip your hands apart if you don’t have full control of them. Yes, I learned the hard way; I didn’t wear gloves.
This year I planted rosemary, basil, mint, chives, parsley, and thyme. Although I fail every year growing cilantro, I am trying yet again, but this time I have a larger pot. I plan to cut it often and “baby it,” as i was instructed by the woman I bought it from at the market.
So, if you buy fresh herbs often, you can try a cheap way to get more bang for your buck