Fall has descended on us like a heavy blanket. It’s hard to say good-bye to the long days, warm evenings and gloriously abundant garden of summer. But, with each season there is a sense of renewal and a warm welcome for the upcoming changes. It doesn’t hurt that fall brought the anticipation, excitement and arrival of a new addition to our family and makes it so much sweeter to say hello to falling leaves, crisp apples, orange pumpkins and the bestest autumn gift of all – a healthy baby!
One of the plants I succeeded surprisingly well with this year was basil. I have tried to grow it year after year, but failed mainly because of a lack of diligence and inadvertent over-watering by a “helpful” toddler. But, this year, the basil flourished. I made sure that it stayed pruned (big key!), didn’t flower and stocked our freezer full of pesto in serving size cubes. With our first soggy week of rain and nighttime temperatures dipping into the low 40s, the basil bit the dust. No more sweet smelling, delicious tasting basil meant the start of fall.
But, thanks to Potting Shed Creations, I have been able to bring basil into our house and have a garden on the kitchen windowsill. Potting Shed Creations is one of those companies whose catalogs and website are filled with a crazy wishlist of wants and needs for me. Even a complete black-thumb can’t resist the gorgeous packaging and abundant plant selections. And, an eco-mama like me can’t get enough of their innovative packaging and unique eco-friendly designs.
The latest product to make it into our home is the Grow Bottle. It’s a repurposed wine bottle that has been cut in half and inverted onto itself. In the top portion sits a mixture of reusable pebbles, the growing medium. The bottom portion is where the water sits and is drawn up with a natural wool wick.
The “pot” is a fantastic reuse of an item whose intended purpose is already used up. The Grow Bottle line comes in an assortment of different herbs including basil, mint, parsley and chives that is sure to stock up your entire windowsill herb garden! And, the affordable replant kit makes it possible to have herbs growing year round in even the most harsh, or dreary in our case, climates.
I love what Potting Shed Creations has come up with for a product line and their creativity never ceases to amaze me. They are one of the companies you’ll continue to see featured on this blog because they show exactly how recycling, repurposing and reusing can be beautiful and functional. And, if a company is able to make it more fun and appealing to try your hand growing a new plant and celebrate Mother Nature all year long, I’m a fan!
Want to get a kitchen garden yearround? Well, then you need to check out this giveaway!
One lucky Sacred Bee Blog reader will win a:
- Grow Bottle from Potting Shed Creations
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Winners will be drawn on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 8:00pm PST.