It is definitely not summer here anymore. I know, I know - it hasn't been for some time but I'm just starting to accept it in some ways. Like closing the garden - that's always hard for me. I don't want to go back to grocery store veggies.
I also don't want to go back to paying a small fortune for herbs, especially when they are growing like weeds in the garden even right now. So I thought I would try to dig some of them up and see if they might live inside.
I was desperate for something to put them in and scrounged around until I found these containers.
I started by peeling off the paper on each container and then using it as a template to cut out the scrapbook paper.
I was able to wrap all three containers with a single piece of scrapbook paper and I only had that tiny square leftover that you can see in the photo below. Talk about efficient. Woohoo.
I then did a great big no-no and just dug up the plants with the garden soil. I know I should have gotten a real potting soil but I was just too plain lazy and you know how it is when you just want something done now.
I started with rosemary, oregano, and parsley.
Notice my grubby dirt fingerprints on the middle and left ones?
Now we just have to cross our fingers that these little babies enjoy the warmth and shelter of indoors saving me bundles of dollars all winter long. :)
I also put some sage leaves into a jar of water to see if they might root. I'll keep you updated on how they're doing in case you are interested in trying this yourself.
This is where I'm partying: