As some of you know Lay The Table has taken a move up North – Leeds in fact, and that’s meant I haven’t posted for a little while as I haven’t had internet access at home. On the upside, moving has allowed to me the opportunity to finally get a herb window box.
We went with zinc window boxes because they looked prettier than the plastic ones and at £9.99 each seemed like good value for money. We thought we’d need to buy seeds but Homebase offers a variety of herbs in various stages of growth – many of which are on offer (4 for £10 etc). We bought:
- lemon thyme
- and sage
As the window boxes didn’t come with any hooks to secure them outside, we bought some metal cable and secured them to the ledge outside. They’re in quite a windy location but they seem to be holding up well! Hopefully once we’ll bring you some beautiful herb recipes soon!
All told, it cost about £55, including 2x window boxes, 8 plants, plus 2 bags of compost. I’m sure it isn’t as cheap as buying just what you need from the supermarket, but I like the thought of being a little bit more self-sufficient, and if the plants are well looked after, we can keep them for a long time making them a little more economical. All items purchased from Homebase.