I love the fragrance and flavor of fresh herbs, and having to run outside to snip some for a recipe takes time and ambition. Since it’s a known fact that natural fragrances help us enjoy life, my kitchen chores might even become more enjoyable now.
Acrylic paints are non-toxic according to the “This Old House” website, so I painted the insides of the jars for a shinier look. Titanium dioxide replaced lead in paint 30 years ago, and is edible. Would you believe it’s in products such as toothpaste to give it whiteness, as well as meringue pie?
I painted the label area on the jar’s outer side with a flat grey paint, since chalkboard paint is rather pricey. Then the names of the herbs were added with white paint. For that finished decorative touch, I wrapped and tied Raffia around the jar’s neck.
First, broken clay pieces were added to the bottom of the jar for drainage and to absorb excess water. Next, the potting soil was added around the herb plant until the jar was filled. With these small jars, I’ll be watering almost daily. A weak, and weekly, addition of liquid fertilizer will help boost their growth time