Guest Post by Lily Ellis of Birch + Bird
Country Living. Photo by Mikkel Vang.
These days, it seems almost weekly that new alerts of what not to eat keep popping up in the news. As a mom of 3 young kids, it gets overwhelming keeping track of healthy food choices and eating organic can be expensive so I'm starting to see the growing importance of urban gardens. While a sprawling kitchen garden like the image above would be divine, some of the smaller container gardens below are far more realistic for most of us...
Country Homes. Photo by Tim Young.
I just planted a variety of mixed herbs that we used as decoration for Scout Handmade + Vintage Market last weekend and I simply used a mishmash of different sized pots that I had on hand to group them in. Now, they're up on our deck within easy reach of our kitchen, just waiting to be added to my next recipe. No need to get fancy with custom vegetable boxes...use old wine crates or a collection of other containers that you already have and you'll be surprised at how many edible plants you can grow in even the tiniest outdoor living space!