It’s nearly here, friends!
And we have definitely been feeling it in our neck o’the woods.
We have had such beautiful and warm sunny weather that the boys have even been swimming in the lake a few times.
And who doesn’t love to spend all kinds of time outside during the summer?
One of my favourite things to do in the spring, summer, and early fall is to cook delicious meals with lovely fresh ingredients. And having fresh herbs on hand, right out on your deck, can certainly make creating a delicious meal an easier prospect.
So today I’m sharing an easy DIY Kitchen Herb Garden in Deck Pots that I planted so that we can quickly grab a pinch of this or that for all those summer salads and barbecue recipes during the wonderful, warm months ahead.
For this kitchen herb garden I used some deck pots that we have owned for several years now. I want to say that they are nearly 15 years old – it’s our anniversary this month and I remember us buying these not long after we got buried. I mean married.
I also used my little garden spade, some Miracle Gro Shake’n’Feed, and a variety of herbs I picked up at my local garden nursery. I didn’t have to buy any new potting soil as the soil I had from last season was still good, but I like to add the Miracle Gro because the nutrients in the soil from last season are probably quite depleted after a growing season.
I shook some of that good old Miracle Gro Shake’n’Feed all around and mixed it into the top layer of the soil. This will continue to feed the herbs for many weeks to come.
Then I played around with how I wanted to mix and place the herbs in the pots…and once my decision was made, I went to town planting them up.
I put this easy DIY Kitchen Herb Garden in deck pots just outside my sliding glass doors. It actually looks really pretty from our kitchen and dining room windows – I love the hit of blue on the deck.
I will be back soon to share how I made the cute little chalkboard plant markers. They are perfect for helping me to remember which herb is which. Wouldn’t want to put spicy basil in my mojito, you know.
Want to learn how I made the DIY chalkboard plant markers?
I used items I found at my local dollar store!!
And last year when I took part in the Outdoor Extravaganza, I shared my Front Yard Garden Tour...
Today I’ve joined forces with some other amazing bloggers as part of the Outdoor Extravaganza.
Each Thursday for the next three weeks we will be sharing some awesome Outdoor related projects and decor ideas.
Check out what my friends are sharing today…
We will be back again next Thursday with some Outdoor Decorating Ideas!