Today I'm sharing one of my favorite home projects: the DIY wine box herb garden. This makes a wonderful housewarming gift that can be on display in the garden, on the patio or in a kitchen window.
1 empty wooden wine box (any size will do depending on what space you have. In this photo, I've used a single bottle box.)
herbs or seeds
1) Using the 1/4-inch bit, drill 4 - 8 drainage holes in the bottom of your wine box.
2) Place a layer of small gravel (but not so small that it will fall through the drainage holes!) on the bottom of the box. This is an important step to ensuring that your herb garden will not stay soggy when you water it.
3) Fill with dirt (no need to pack it in there; keep it loose.)
4) Either plant various herb seeds OR if you want a more satisfying quick fix, plant a variety of baby herbs into the box. I recommend a medley of basil, thyme, sage and oregano. Cilantro, chives and parley are also great choices. Avoid mint unless you plan on keeping your box garden exclusively growing mint as it will take over and kill off the other herbs.