Fresh herbs are far more flavorful than dried varieties in jars, and they are convenient to have on hand. Herb kits are available, but they are expensive. They are also unnecessary. All it takes is rich organic soil, seeds, a few containers and a sunny location. The kitchen is an ideal place to grow fresh herbs. Instead of buying a kit or something ordinary, use unique ways to grow herbs in the kitchen. They will add creative style while providing a fresh way to flavor foods. You will never go back to using dried herbs again.
Add a Unique and Stylish Sink Shelf and Glazed Planters
I prefer unique methods of decorating, and live plants are no exception. My kitchen window receives plenty of sunlight, and it is the ideal location to grow herbs. My dad is a woodworker, and I had him design a shelf to fit over the kitchen sink. I purchased 5 small cobalt blue ceramic pots with attached saucers, and I am currently growing parsley, oregano, mint, cilantro and basil in my kitchen. The seeds are just beginning to sprout and grow, and I am looking forward to being able to use the fresh herbs in my favorite dishes.
Create Indoor Window Boxes for the Kitchen
Window boxes are usually mounted beneath the windows on the exterior of homes. They make it possible to decorate houses with beautiful flowers, foliage and beautiful herbs. They can be quite lovely, but my favorites are designed for indoor use. I prefer decorating for myself rather than neighbors and passersby.
When looking for unique ways to grow herbs in the kitchen, use wooden window boxes. Line them with plastic, and grow your favorite herbs in the heart of your home. Window boxes can look just as impressive indoors as those typically used outdoors. For something truly unique, hang shutters on both sides of the windows as well. It will look as if an entire wall has been turned inside out.
Use Hose Clamps and Jars to Create a Rustic Wall Mounted Planter
Would you prefer more traditional planters when seeking unique ways to grow herbs in the kitchen? It is not necessary to buy them. You can make a planter with three mason jars, three hose clamps that fit the diameter of the jars, a piece of rustic wood and three wood screws of the appropriate size. You will also need a level, a pencil and a hammer.
Using a level, mark the board with a pencil to evenly space the hose clamps. Securely attach the hose clamps with wood screws. Hang the jars inside of the hose clamps, and turn the screws to tightly secure them. Fill the jars with a layer of pebbles for drainage and rich organic potting soil. Plant herbs of your choice. Hang the planter on a kitchen wall that receives plenty of natural light. With proper care, within two to three weeks you will be able to enjoy the beauty, flavor and aroma of fresh herbs that were grown in unique planters in your kitchen.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Crafting Experience