|Project by jroot||posted 04-10-2012 09:50 AM||1533 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
I was stimulated by MsDebbieP’s challenge as well as TiffinMn’s project and saw his lettuce coming up, and started to think of how I can have my wife’s herbs handy/close to the door, not take up too much space so I have room for my hibiscus ( like Sharad), and use the vertical space that TiffinMn has used. The deck is really quite narrow by the door, because when I built it, I didn’t want to make the room below too dark by covering the window area excessively.
I came up with this idea, and just finished cutting it out and putting it together. It is too cold to plant here yet, as we are expecting more snow tonight. I have some well worn window boxes from the front porch which will replace the red ones shown here. The red ones will end up on the front porch, and the older white ones will easily slip into this box. Then we will have our ”Boxed In” herb garden. I don’t think I’ll need a drip tray as the planter is well above the decking with a lot of air circulation below, but we’ll cross that bridge when we have to … if we have to.
On the top shelf, we’ll put larger plants like parsley, cilantro, basil etc., and on the bottom lower growing plants like thyme, chives, lemon grass, tarragon etc. We’ll see what Gail decides she wants.
I’ll add photos with plants later when the weather warms up somewhat.
UPDATE May 29
The chard is springing up already. They seem to love the unusually hot weather for May that we have endured lately.
-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown