Tim and I have had this Pepsi crate for about a year now. First it just sat in our old apartment. Then we used it for recycling in our current apartment... Neither of those realized its full potential. Now? Now, it's really shining!
We started by taking out all of the bottle dividers and cleaning out the dust.
Then we patched up a few holes with wood putty and prepped the crate to be sealed. Since we wanted to put plants (with soil) in the crate, we didn't want all of that moisture rotting the wood away. TIP: This plastic bag might look random, but using a garbage bag as a paint tarp is a super easy solution for small painting projects.
We sprayed the inside with two coats of Spectracide Pruning Seal. It's basically a thick tar that will block moisture damage.
Voila! A little garden for our little porch.
We planted sage, oregano, thyme, spearmint, basil, and parsley. Hopefully I'll be able to keep them alive, they're definitely not as hardy as succulents...
Anyone have herb growing tips for a newbie green thumb?
UPDATE: Due to some warnings (from Emma D and others) that Spearmint and Mint do not play well with others, we've moved the spearmint into it's own pot. Apparently it will just grow like crazy and kill the other herbs!! Thanks for the heads up!
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