For Earth Day this year I wanted to create something that was useful and involved recycling. So I decided on a hanging herb garden. I needed a new batch of herbs, the only survivor from the last time I planted herbs was a couple of types of basil. Everything else either died with the heat or got eaten alive by bugs.
This time will be different, hanging the herb garden will: help keep the bugs away and keep them cooler since they’ll get more air circulation. I hope!
Supplies I used:
Old seed staring tins*
8′ of chain
The tins were actually a gift from two Christmases ago. They came in a kit for growing a small veggie garden from seed.
One of the tins was copper. I was tempted to leave it as is, but I though it would look better if they were all the same color. It was kinda rusty so I sanded it a bit before taking my trusty Rustoleum Metallic silver spray paint and giving it a couple of light coats. I only painted the outside cause I didn’t want my plants growing next to paint. Besides after you plant them you won’t see the inside.
I placed it by the front door; a) because it gives me quick and easy access to the herbs when I’m cooking. And b) it’s one of the few paces that I could hang it where it would get any sun. Another plus is that they are next to the hose, for easy watering.
I labelled each tin with my own homemade chalk paint plaques. See how I made them.