I mentioned on Twitter a little while ago that I was trying to grow herbs (from seeds) for the very first time. While I ended up killing a lot of the small plants when I tried to transplant them (I thought I was doing them a favour by spreading them out), a few of them actually survived and are slowly growing. While I don’t have enough basil to make pesto and if I break off some parsley for garnish I’d have nothing left, I’m excited to have even just a teeny tiny bit of fresh herbs on my balcony.
But that’s not all! I have also decided to grow tomato plants. I know, I know. Who grows tomatoes on a balcony? Well, I thought I’d give it a try and even though I have yet to see even a smidgen of cherry red, the bit of greenery compliments my herbs quite nicely.
And lucky me – Urban Barn recently sent over some amazing white plant pots (en franÃ§ais) to support my cause! Bye bye terracotta, hello white!
my small-but-mighty tomato plants – in Urban Barn’s Le Jardinier pot
Gloxina plant (I think) – in Urban Barn’s Le Jardinier plant pot
There is much more to the Le Jardinier (which means gardener, by the way) collection than the two pots in the photos above. I’ll soon be transferring my herbs into some of the ones below and hopefully they’ll have a growth spurt soon!
Le Jardinier Planter – small : $12.00, large: $22.00
Le Jardinier Handle Pot â€“ small: $7.00, large: $14.00
Photos by Jordana and courtesy of Urban Barn. Many thanks to Robbyn W. for arranging to have these pots sent my way.