"Lord, this humble house we'd keep, sweet with play and calm with sleep. Help us so that we may give beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy bounty and Thy grace shine upon our dwelling place." E. A. Guest


Herb box

Take one large wooden crate and line with wet newspaper and straw.

Add a layer of enriched soil

and alternate with more straw /soil layers

until the crate is almost full.

Then plant seedlings

of your favourite

kitchen herbs.

Water gently and sit back

and watch them grow.


  1. Trish;

    I created an herb garden in front of my cottage. It is filled to the brim with lavender ;-D and thyme, basil, rosemary, mint and sage....

    They keep growing and growing....herbs are the best. They need the most amount of sun, so make sure they get that and you will be rewarded with a great deal of treats :)

  2. Hello Lavender,
    thank you for the great tip!
    I hope these plants will get enough sun to grow well. If not, we'll just have to move the box out further into the centre of the yard.
    Your cottage sounds very beautiful :-)

  3. What a lovely idea! We are just starting our herb garden. I enjoyed seeing your lovely herb box! :) Have a great week ahead!

  4. Oh how wonderful! It looks great! I'm going to be adding more garden boxes soon I hope! :o)