Herb pot

Herb pot

I was originally going to make this a fountain, and I still might next fall when I bring it in. But for now, it's simply an herb pot. I grow herbs every summer in separate containers, but decided to try a strawberry pot. One of the recommendations I kept seeing was to insert a piece of PVC pipe with holes down the middle. But I also saw another site that said to try a piece of screen, formed into a tube, filled with rocks. So that's what I've done (because I had a piece of screeing handy and didn't have PVC pipe). I still need to fill the remaining holes, but am waiting for some seedlings to grow a bit stronger before transplanting. Those will be: dill, parsley, marjoram, cilantro and chives. The plants in there are: garden sage, sweet basil, bronze fennel, dwarf curry and in the top, two kinds of lavender. In the fall, if I decide to turn it into a fountain and bring inside for winter (zone 6), I'll take out the lavender and put in a small container with the pump, river rocks and water, and fill with lucky bamboo. I decided to go ahead and fill with lavender for now because I enjoyed growing lavender so much last summer. Already smells wonderful! You can see my screen tube peeking out the top, but I hope the lavender will cover that all up as it fills in. I use that to help get water to the lower plants. We'll see how well it works. Anyway, I was excited about how well this turned out and wanted to share...I'll post more pics as it fills out over the season!
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