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DIY Kitchen Herb Garden + Giveaway


This post is sponsored by Ecoscraps. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my work! Learn how to create a beautiful, eco-friendly, kitchen herb garden to keep or gift. Enter for a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card at the end of this post!Beautiful DIY kitchen herb garden centerpiece.
When I planted my garden last year I partnered with ecoscraps and used their soil and plant food. Our summer garden did so well that I was delighted to partner with them again for a fun DIY gardening post. With spring in full bloom it was time to bring some fresh plants inside. I've been snipping roses and put together a beautiful tabletop herb garden. This mini herb and edible flower garden took about 15 minutes to put together and is easy enough for the novice gardener. It's so nice to have fresh  herbs on my kitchen counter to add to recipes, but I also had this project in mind as a Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or hostess gift. Wouldn't it be the perfect homemade gift for kids to help make? 



Ecoscraps plant food for organic edible gardening
All that's needed for this project is an old basket, potting soil, plant food, a plastic trash bag, some herbs, edible flowers, or strawberries from the nursery. Ecoscraps Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food is perfect for this project as it nourishes all types of edible gardening. I love using ecoscraps products because they have found a way to make better soil - better for our gardens, and better for our planet. Ecoscraps is all about "Bad Food Gone Good" as they transform food scraps into organic soils and plant foods to help us grow nutritious foods. Ecoscraps soils and plant foods can be found at Walmart here or in store. To help get your projects started, we are giving away one $50 Walmart gift card at the end of this post! 
Making a kitchen herb garden
I used an old gift basket for my container. Choose one that you don't mind getting dirty, as the bottom will get wet with watering. I lined it was a garbage bag and poked drainage holes in the bottom. After filling with potting soil, stirring in some plant food, the mini garden is all ready to be planted. 
How to make a beautiful kitchen window herb garden
I am enjoying my mini kitchen herb garden so much I'm wondering why I ever buy cut flowers! This little garden makes me just as happy.
An herb garden basket makes a beautiful and edible table centerpiece.
I loved how this mini kitchen herb garden turned out and even Yummy Hubby came home and said, "Wow, that's the most beautiful thing you've made!" I would love to use this little herb garden as a natural table centerpiece. Herbs and flowers can be picked right from the organic centerpiece used to infuse water or lemonade, or garnish food. 

Beautiful water with fresh herbs, strawberries, and lavender form a kitchen herb garden centerpiece.

DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

yummy mummy kitchen
Published 04/21/2017
DIY Kitchen Herb Garden
Lavash flat bread with hummus and rainbow vegetables makes an easy, wholesome, and delicious lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 basket or planter
  • 1 plastic liner (I used a garbage bag)
  • 1 bag potting soil
  • 1 bag ecoscraps tomato & vegetable plant food
  • variety of potted herbs and edible flowers from the nursery

Instructions

  • Fit the plastic bag into bottom and up the sides of the basket. Use a paring knife to poke a few holes in the bottom of the plastic for drainage. Fill the lined basket with potting soil and stir in the plant food. Find the amount of food you need on the back of the bag. I used 4 tablespoons. Plant your herbs and water the whole thing.
Yield: Makes 1 herb garden
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
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How to make a beautiful kitchen herb garden in a basket. Perfect for a teacher appreciation or Mother's Day gift!

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