Saturday, April 23, 2011
I know that we all have things that we're good at, and some that we're great at! We also have things that we want to be good or great at but find that it just doesn't come as naturally for us as for others. For me, as you know, I love anything that has to do with decorating, designing, space planning, painting, and so on. When it comes to cooking or having a "green thumb", well that's just not my thing! I CAN cook, I do, and it's decent. I'm just saying that there are those out there who have a natural knack for it and can whip up anything off the top of their heads and that's not me. Let's also talk about people who can stick anything into soil and have it flourish! Again, not me.
Last year, I planted herbs so that I could attempt to add flavorful, healthy ingredients to my dishes. I planted some into a container on my front porch so that all that I had to do was to walk out the door and snip, snip. It worked a couple of times. Oh, they grew. They grew into what looked like house plants gone CRAZY! The problem was that they were "out of sight, out of mind." I didn't remember to go out and snip my fresh greens. The end result was that they got out of hand and never had any trimming. You get the picture.
I decided that I was going to attempt again this year, but this time I was going to try to grow them indoors. I know that to really do this properly, I probably need a grow light or a window sill that gets a lot of natural sun. I have neither! What I do have though, is really cute herb containers! So if they don't grow in my window sill, I may go get a grow light. For now though, they look cute enough for me - which is really more important (just being honest!)
I've had three of these little planters for a while that I was using here to store pencils, etc. in. I wasn't crazy about the color of them anymore so here's what I did.
I taped up the tops and sprayed with Rustoleum's Eden.
I wanted to add some chalkboard labels to look cute and for me to remember what they actually were. I took mailing labels, cut them into 2" by 3" shapes. Then I sprayed them with chalkboard spray paint. After two quick coats of that, I pealed off the backing and stuck them onto my pots. How easy, huh?
Now, let's hope that I can put these herbs to good and healthy use. They have a much better chance this year being right in front of me. I'll be looking at their cuteness and maybe, just maybe, I'll remember to cook with them!