I am a plant killer.
Truly – a plant enters my apartment and within a matter of days (sometimes only hours) it’s drooping and sagging and gasping for life. This is why I don’t have plants. I feel too much guilt when they inevitably bite the bullet.
But recently, I have become very good at keeping herbs thriving in our kitchen window – and in a small basket nonetheless.
Thriving basil (purchased more than two weeks ago! Lifetime record there folks) in a small basket in our window
For this Basil Basket DIY, all you need is:
- A basket (mine came as a gift filled with flower bulbs from the lovely Dorthe – and those flower bulbs have since ceased to be 🙁 )
- A potted basil plant (though I am sure any other herb/plant would do nicely)
Though what to do next may seem obvious, I’m going to walk you through it:
Coat the inside of your basket with a plastic bag/lining, to retain water for the plant (when you remember to water it of course). Remove the plant from it’s pot, and carefully arrange the dirt and roots in the plastic basket coating.
Finally, arrange the greenery to grow on either side of the basket handle, and voila! you’ve got a lovely new addition to your kitchen windowsill. (Don’t forget to water regularly!)
Now throw some fresh herbs on tonight’s
pasta Dukan diet dish and enjoy!
Bon appetite luvs!