Simple container gardening for small spaces
If you haven’t tried your hand at gardening, an herb garden is a great place to start. It is very satisfying and doesn’t require a green thumb. Herbs need very little space and grow well in containers. Plus, most herbs tend to grow fairly quickly. In no time, you’ll be able to snip off fresh basil for your pasta sauce while you are cooking. Nothing is fresher than that.
I expanded the container idea and built this container garden suitable for small spaces. This entire planter is a little under six feet wide and stands four feet high. It’s perfect for an urban space, say on an apartment patio or balcony. I’ve included a lattice on mine for climbing plants in the lower boxes. It should look nice when it fills out.
With small spaces in mind, I designed this project to be made with only a few tools. All you will need is a saw and a drill. You can build this in a driveway, on your porch or yard. Not only that, but anyone should be able to put it all together in a few hours. It’s that simple!
Make a rustic sign. An easy way to achieve a distressed paint look.
The herb garden was so easy to build that I had time to make a second project this week: the rustic sign hanging above the planter. I made it using old pallet boards and acrylic craft paint. There are a lot of methods for creating a distressed look, but I have found the easiest way is to just thin paint down with water to great a “whitewash” of sorts and just splash it on the wood. The advantage to using acrylics is that they dry almost instantly and you can move right on through the process. I then sand random spots and voila! Instant aged sign!
But wait! There are not just two videos this week: I’ve also thrown in a Mere Minutes video for good measure! Of course, I had to address my pronunciation of herb. I’ve heard from several folks this week who take issue with my accent.