A Self-Watering Herb Garden

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Editor's Note: A bountiful herb garden is at the mercy of one's frantic schedule. When watering becomes just one more thing to remember, it might be time to consider a more efficient system. Scott, the husband of one lucky blogger, took it upon himself to create the ideal solution. --Heather

One day I was out on the deck and had an "Aha!" moment. Why not create an herb rack drip system that would be attached to the deck railing? By doing that, Chris would have her herbs within easy reach of the kitchen (no muddy, wet feet!), the deck would stay clean AND... no "sudden death" plants when Carolina summers reach their zenith. Two other advantages: No rabbits and other little rodents AND the plants in the gardens below the herb rack thought they were in seventh heaven, since they received the secondary benefits of all the watering and fertilization above them.

By utilizing the very economical standard drip systems available at Home Depot or Lowes (or many hardware stores for that matter) you can easily build a system like this for under $100.

Herb Collage

Image: alice_henneman via Flickr

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