Tuesday, December 16, 2014



Need a unique gift for a gardener?  Create a windowsill herb kit, so the growing can continue inside through the winter months! 


All you need is a waterproof lined paper bag (I use ones meant to package food or tea, but you could use any heavy-weight decorative bag and use a freezer bag liner), potting soil mix to fill half the bag, pea gravel/fish tank gravel to form 1” in the bottom of the bag, large sealable plastic bag (large enough to contain the potted bag), seed packet and a seed packet holder (optional). 


Simply label/decorate bag, package soil mix and gravel separately and place inside bag with large sealable plastic bag and instructions, fasten shut, punch a hole and add seed packet in holder or tie punched seed packet to bag with ribbon.  Some herbs to use include: basil, chives, cilantro, dill and parsley – my favorite is chives!


Instructions for use:


    • Cut grow bag in half (use pinking shears/decorative scissors if desired)
    • Lightly moisten the enclosed soil mix packet
    • Add gravel to the grow bag for drainage then add and level the soil
    • Open seed packet and sprinkle seeds over soil and cover with reserved soil mix
    • Lightly water with a spray bottle
    • Place entire potted grow bag in large sealable plastic bag and set in a warm area out of direct sunlight
    • When seeds sprout, remove plastic bag and place in a bright location to grow
    • Water as needed, but avoid over watering




All hard work brings a profit,

but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Proverbs 14:23

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