A while back, I “invested” in this:
Ummm, well, My Mountain Man would say, “That ain’t an investment, that’s an expense”.
BTW, these pictures were taken right after I took the container out of the fridge. That’s condensation you see. It’s really very clear acrylic.
I was pretty skeptical at first. I mean, this WAS an impulse buy – and those often work out so well. . . well, not really. So I was all prepared to use the thing for a cotton ball container. And not tell My MM.
Maybe this wasn’t quite an impulse buy, now that I think of it. I had just purchased a bunch of Flat-leaf Italian Parsley and my herb garden was running over – more on that in a minute. I had so much dill that I was afraid it was going to ruin before I could use it. And I HATE to waste a good herb. Nothing like having them fresh.
I trimmed the ends, followed the directions about how much water to put in (really, that is ALL the directions you need and it is marked on the container) and put in the herbs.
All I can say is “Wow”. I’m not wowwed often. If the ends start looking a little worse for wear, just trim off the ends and stick them back in. I change out the water and wash out the container about ever 3 days. Couldn’t be happier. Oh, and it saves me some money by not having to throw away or dry wilted herbs. Just be sure the ends are in the water. Easy peasy!
Now, to backtrack for a sec. Here’s where my fresh herbs that were out of control grown in the “off season”.
I’ve just done a lot of harvesting, so it looks a little bare at the moment. But, it got me through the winter in fine style. Another “expense” that saves me money. . . well, so far it is an expense. But by the time a year rolls around, it will be an “investment”. I just love that. Oh, and no one paid me to say any of this. They can if they want. But, they didn’t/haven’t.
Oh, and this little guy is a permanent fixture in the garden.
Such a Lucky Ducky,