This amazing idea for housing kitchen herbs comes to us from Better Homes and Gardens. I thought it appropriate to share this Mason Jar Monday because it is not only a great idea for mason jars, it is also a great way to keep an herb garden during the coming cold months.
From the BHG website,
“Vintage mason jars are the ideal containers for a kitchen herbarium. They’re inexpensive and attractive, especially on a sunny windowsill, and will provide you with a year’s supply of fresh seasonings.
Almost any herb can be started from seed in a mason jar. Chive, thyme, and rosemary are excellent choices. For each, follow package instructions and keep soil warm, moist, and in full light until seeds have germinated. When they outgrow their space, you can cut them as needed, or transplant them into a larger container or into the garden.”
One reader suggests that these potted plants would make excellent Christmas gifts with a festive ribbon tied around the neck of the jar. What a wonderful inexpensive gift!