Here's a wonderful and easy weekend project for you to "tackle" this weekend... it comes straight from Craftzine- a fantastic website loaded with crafty ideas. Blogger Andrew Salomone shows us how to create our own garden using a tackle box. I was thinking thinking this would be a great idea for an herb garden because it's not too big to set up in your kitchen! Follow these simple steps to create your own garden!
Tackle box or make-up box, pencil box, tool box, any box with trays at multiple levels that extend out when it is open.
Seeds or seedlings
Cardboard egg carton if you plan to use the planter to start seedlings
Step 1: Find a tackle box.
Warning: If you are using a tackle box that was previously used to hold fishing tackle, including lead weights, be sure the wash out the box very well before you plant anything in it, or be sure not to plant anything edible in it, as lead can be dangerous when it gets in the soil of edible plants.
Step 2: Put a layer of small gravel pieces into the bottom of each level of the planter. This will act as a drainage system for the soil and keep the plant's roots from rotting. Also, consider drilling some holes in the trays for proper drainage.
Note: Make sure that the trays are not too shallow to plant in or make sure to choose plants that can grow in shallow soil. I chose to use plants to illustrate a variety of different types of plants, but these may not be the best plants to try to maintain in the planter over a long period of time.
Step 3: Use a garden trowel to fill the tackle box with potting soil.
Note: You may want to use some of the space on the trays to get seedlings started before moving them out to your garden or another planter.
Step 4: Plant your seeds or plants and place the planter in a sunny spot.
Note: Don't forget to throw a few old lures in there for dramatic effect.