Celebrate Environment Day
Today is Environment Day and to celebrate we are sharing with you our words of wisdom on growing your own herbs. We love to get our fingers green at Sass & Belle, particularly when the sun starts showing its pretty face. We also love herbs and think the addition of treats such as parsley and dill can transform a recipe. Not only is it lovely to grown your own, it helps saves the environment by reducing the transportation of pre-made herbs and thus your carbon footprint becomes that bit lighter. Follow our ‘how to’ and get your hands nice and grubby and green…
You will need
- Some lovely plant pots
- Some seeds (we’ve chosen basil, parsley, coriander and chives)
- Compost/ well-drained soil
- A watering can or a water spray
- A pair of hands you’re not afraid to get mucky!
- Before you starts it’s important to research your seeds as certain herbs need different growing conditions. Things like temperature, light and indoor/outdoor positioning are important to consider.
- With our lovely plant pots, the chalk paint finish means you can write on them with chalk. This is so useful when you’re growing your own herbs because it’s quite easy to forget which seeds are what. We suggest you do this first when your pots are empty!
- Pop in your compost soil, filling the pot to about 2/3 of the way up.
- Drop in your seeds, making sure they are evenly spaced.
- Gently sprinkle some soil onto your seeds ensuring they are covered to about three times their thickness.
- Once the seeds are thinly covered, spritz on some water to moisten the soil but be sure not to drown your seeds with too much water.
- Once your seeds are ready and you’ve worked your magic, it’s best to keep them indoors for the first few days so that they can germinate. Certain seeds require you to cover the top with cling film or plastic bags for the first week. It varies on the individual seed you’re trying to grow. Most seed packets you buy will have specific instructions on the back of the packet.
- Don’t limit yourself to pots, our Enamel mugs are perfect for planting seeds in too.
- Some watering cans may get the seeds sodden, we suggest you use a water sprayer instead. You can get them cheap from pharmacies or alternatively you can recycle an old cleaner bottle with a spray mechanism. Very green! Make sure you give it a thorough rinse and voila, you’ve got yourself the perfect water sprayer.
- Our adorable tins are pretty, practical and ideal for storing all your seeds.