Monday, May 15, 2017

best container home designs

why not take these vintage tins and turn theminto containers for some of your favorite herbs? if you're into a vintage look in yourhome, why not use some of these vintage tins for planting some of your favorite herbs?for instance, in this one, i have curly leaf parsley. over here, in an old folger's coffeecan, you can see, i got some thyme. they're very happy in these containers. now if youwanna plant an herb in one of these, there are a couple of ways to go about it. whati'd like to do is show you the way i've done it because both work really well. first, youwanna take a tin, and if you don't mind puncturing some holes in it, you'll need to do that anyway.this one is not exactly vintage, but it's made to look vintage. you can see, on thebottom, it looks very modern. if you're gonna

use this to support plant life, you need tomake sure that it's plant-friendly. and right now, without any drain holes in the bottom,it's not plant-friendly. so all you need to do is take a nail and drive a few holes inthe bottom of it like this. for a container this size, all you really need are about threedrain holes. the herbs like well-drained soil. so it's critical you give the plant what itwants. next, you'll wanna add some soil to the container. and you wanna soil that's specificallyblended for container gardening. so i'm just gonna add a little bit of this soil here likethis. i'm gonna take an all-purpose organic fertilizer and add just a little bit of thatinto the soil and mix it up, and then the herb itself. in this case, i'm going to plantthyme. just clip off the plastic wrapper like

this, and pull off the biodegradable peatpot, at least around the upper edge, and then i'm gonna position the herb in the container.and you can see, it just needs a little bit on the sides to fill in. here and here. therewe go. and now all i have to do is water it in. this'll look great in a window sill orsitting on a table. and if you do set it on a table or a surface, that you wanna makesure it doesn't get stained or messed up. just take and place it on a saucer like thatbecause, again, you have the drains holes in there, so it will drip when you if you don't want to drive holes in the bottom of a vintage tin, there's another wayto go about it: you just wanna take some gravel and place it in the bottom of the container.about 3/4 of an inch of gravel is all you

need. then take a plastic freezer bag andplant the herb in it. and then puncture the holes in the bottom of the back and placethe bag in here like this. the plastic serves as a liner. the excess water drips throughthe bag and ends up in the bottom of the container of the tin. and it's elevated with this gravel,so the herb doesn't stay soaking wet. the other thing you need to do is just make sureyou're not over watering these herbs. hey, i hope you found these helpful. if you enjoythese tips, check in with us regularly and make sure you subscribe to ehow home.


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