The Berger Bungalow: Spring Has Sprung // Herb Cart Makeover

Spring Has Sprung // Herb Cart Makeover
Posted on:3.08.2016

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Almost one year ago today, my parents moved from Atlanta to Amelia Island. Their house sold faster than expected, so in the rush to get everything moved, they needed to get rid of a lot of their personal items. One item they wanted to get rid of was their herb cart. I absolutely love to cook and use a lot of spices and herbs, so I took advantage of the opportunity & brought the cart to my house. Even though I love to use herbs in my cooking, I didn’t really know how to grow them, or take care of them. Over this past summer and winter, I completely killed all of my herbs & I was pretty bummed about it. Now that warmer weather is finally here, I immediately jumped at the chance to start fresh and give my herb cart tons of TLC this spring! My goal is to not only plant fresh herbs, but to keep them healthy for as long as possible.

With my goal in mind, Ian and I spent this past Sunday giving our lawn and herb box lots of love! We went to our local Walmart store and picked up herbs, a new hose that stretches far enough to reach our herb box, new gardening gloves, vegetables (stay tuned for a vegetable garden post), and Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed. This bag covers up to 5,000 square feet which was definitely more than enough for our lawn. Our grass needed a pick-me-up after the long winter, so Weed & Feed was perfect for us because it helps you get rid of the weeds you see, while thickening the grass to crowd out the weeds that you do not see. After all, our herb cart needs a lush yard to sit in, right?!

Our first step after purchasing our items was removing all of the dead herbs. Ian pulled them out and saved the “good” dirt that was still in the bottom of our box so that we wouldn’t have to use a ton of new dirt. We then got all of our herbs ready to go in, and began planting! You want to make sure to water your herbs after planting so that they get used to their new environment faster, and to keep them happy.

 Our end results look like a completely different box. We ended up planting basil, cilantro, thyme & chives, and it turned out great. Instead of old dried up herbs, we have fresh new ones that we are so excited about! I am just so proud of our accomplishment. Ian and I are NOT handy people at all. We pretty much hire people to do everything because we don’t want to get our hands dirty, so this was a huge success in my eyes! I am so, so proud, and what is even better is that I got to spend the day having fun with Ian!

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