We don't have an outdoor garden and wanted a simple solution for naturally grown herbs for cooking.
I wasn't into getting an outside garden box or leaving planters with herbs on the outside patio table.
Several years ago I had an outside planter with herbs, and just the mere fact that it was outdoors was inconvenient enough that I rarely went outside to gather them up for cooking. Mostly, I forgot it was there.
Kitchen Window Ledge Featuring Potted Herbs
When cooking, I prefer the grab-and-go solution for using herbs. Grab some parsley, grab some thyme, rinse, and add it to your sauce.
At Costco, we picked up four herb plants in simple black 4.5-inch pots. The herb containers needed a vase with something to catch the water on the bottom.
The above black planter pot fits perfectly inside this vase.
I had no intention of repotting them directly inside the pots. I simply slipped the potted herbs inside the vase.
Since the herbs are positioned on the kitchen window ledge, I didn't want anything made of ceramic or glass.
Also, I didn't want anything expensive!
Above, four of the plaster planter pots are featured.
This set of ten planter pots come in various colors.
The two flowers featured above are NOT part of the colored plastic planter pots. There are ten planter pots all in different colors. Above are the extras I'm currently not using. When I get tired of the colors featured on the window, I switch them up.
So there you have it, an inexpensive easy way to have your favorite herbs easily accessible in the kitchen. The four herbs we're using are parsley, basil, rosemary, and oregano. We went with the 5.1 inch vases.
We purchased these plastic vases from Amazon Canada - here. This particular set is showing unavailable on Amazon USA, however I've included a link to another set similar in price and design from Amazon USA here. Note that the vases from Amazon USA are an 8 piece set, versus the 10 piece set I purchased.
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