Saturday, January 7, 2012

Herbs in Winter!

Who doesn't love fresh herbs? I know getting them in the winter can be a little tricky and pricey, but I came across these pots that would work wonderfully for growing your own fresh herbs (well, growing anything really) indoors.
The best part of these pots?? They are self watering! A hydro pot is simply a two layer pot. Plant the herb in the top pot, and place a hydro cord into the soil. Fill the bottom reservoir with water and make sure to keep it full at all times. The frosted glass makes it easy to see when it needs to be replenished. Then place the other end of the hydro cord into the reserve. The plant will draw the water itself using as much or little as it needs to keep hydrated and fresh.

That is probably the easiest way to "garden" that I know of! The only downfall to these pots is they are a bit pricey, but once you buy them, they should last a lifetime! I look at it like this; it will save money from driving/buying the herbs from the grocery store, and help prevent waste because you had to throw away the herbs that you didn't use in time!

They sell these at Amazon for $48 with free shipping, and is made of a plastic pot (comes in various colors), with a nylon wick, and frosted glass reservoir. Here is the link if anyone is interested in purchasing.

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