Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More uses for Mason Jars: Herbs

This week I’ll be talking about a fairly simple decoration that is also useful and environmentally friendly. Potting herbs in antique mason jars is a great way to add some color and personality to a room while also functioning as a great way to have fresh herbs for cooking. Being able to use freshly picked basil or mint adds an extra touch to any dish. Just the other day my friend added fresh mint to some halibut baked with lemon juice and cherry tomatoes and it created a whole new dimension to the dish.

A great place to look for some cool old mason jars would be you local antique shop. The aged jars take on a colorful tone that can be blue or green. Normal mason jars or any other glass container could also easily work.

All you really need is some potting soil, something to plant in, and some herb starter plants. Just put in as much soil as needed to almost fill the container, then dig out enough of a hole in the center to fit the roots of the plant then just add enough extra potting soil to secure the plant and fill the rest of the jar. Then enjoy your fresh herbs and great decoration, just don’t forget to water them!

posted by Jennifer Adams Design Group Blog @ 6:00 AM 

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