How To: Grow Herbs in Mason Jars

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I have NEVER had a Green thumb. I live in a small apartment with little natural light, and I have three kitties that love to eat and dig into whatever they can find. So, I have always had trouble keeping plants alive… Yet I was determined to grow my own herbs to save money + reduce my waste from buying them in-store.

I also save ALL of my jars, from every coconut oil, salsa, jam, etc… and I’m always finding new and different ways to re-use them. So… I decided to start growing herbs in Mason Jars, and its WORKING!

Since they are in jars they are super easy to move, so I’m able to keep the kitties away from them when the sun is out and move them somewhere they can’t get to them at night-time. I was so excited that I thought I could share it with all of you. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do this!

What You’ll Need:

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  • Pebbles (you can buy a jar of them from Home Depot or any store with a gardening section)
  • Organic Soil
  • A mason jar
  • Craft markers or a label
  • Organic Seeds
  1.  Fill the bottom of the mason jar with a few rocks/pebbles. This helps to drain the soil so that the plant doesn’t drown (we don’t want that!!).
  2. Fill up the jar with the soil or compost mix of your choice about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Plant the seeds. Depending on the herb, most of them will need to be covered in about a half an inch of soil, but directions for planting seeds are usually written on the packet for each individual herb.
  4. Label your jars so that you know which one is which! I used craft markers, but just tying a label around them would do. 
  5. Place them in a sunny spot, and water them every few days. Try not to overwater them, they don’t like that! (I learned that the hard way).

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Happy planting!

Lots of love,

~Jess

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