July 25, 2011

SPICE BOXES!

Posted by Lori~

I LOVE MY HOUSE!  My 1940’s stucco house came complete with wrought iron window boxes and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!  This year I decided to plant spices in my window boxes and I opted to go the seed packet route (EVEN CHEAPER).
Holder without the boxes (yes, I need to trim my bushes)
The house came with one plastic flower box and last year I picked up two more on sale.  So to make my spices boxes a reality all I needed was some potting soil and seed packets.  I hit my local little city, ND Wal-Mart and spent less than $10.00 on it all!  FABULOUS!

I decided to go with chives, cilantro, and basil. 


To plant simply dig a “ditch” in the middle of the box, sprinkle the seeds down the middle, and cover with dirt.  Also, make sure you water and continue to keep your spices hydrated.

Chive seeds ready to be planted
My view as I am planting my spices
I actually planted these flower boxes several weeks ago (sorry for the delay, but the lake kept me busy), and I have spices growing like crazy!
They won't look like this for long!
Stay tuned this summer for a WOM-MOM post about how I am “SPICING” up my flower boxes to add more curb-appeal to my house!  I can’t wait!  AND OF COURSE THIS PROJECT WILL BE SUPER THRIFTY!

1 comment:

Jennifer P. said...

I have a fun and easy recipe to use with your "spices" I'll send it to you.