It's been a while since I've posted about our herb tower. Last weekend I replanted the tower and I'm pretty excited about it once again. It's so nice to have access to fresh herbs when we cook and most everything we make calls for at least one herb.
I first planted this tower a couple of years ago. It's nothing special really, just pots that I already had (some of them not so pretty) stacked one on top of another. Some experts will tell you that you have to insert a tube in the center with holes for drainage, but I never did. And it worked just fine. If there is a simple way to do something, I will do it. I love this little thing so much!
I've learned a little about herbs over the years and made some adjustments to the tower that I thought I would pass along. First of all, I re-positioned the pots toward the back leaving more space in the front of each pot. I did this because the tower's back is against a fence and doesn't receive any sun. It also gives the plants more room. I learned that basil likes more water, so I planted it on the bottom which stays wetter than the top. I placed herbs like thyme and rosemary at the top because they can take the heat. By the way, the rosemary on the very top (not pictured because it is going through an ugly stage :)) made it through the winter and is trying to make a comeback. I'm hopeful that it will.
P.S. I planted our summer vegetable garden last weekend too and will share pictures soon.