How to Make a Mobile Herb Garden using an Old Kettle BBQ

Kettle BBQ Herb Planter
Kettle BBQ Herb Planter
 
We know how much Aussies love a good barbie, but what happens to all the BBQs when they are replaced with a flashy new one?  Hard Rubbish of course!
These two pre-loved kettle BBQs were found on nature strips in our neighbourhood, and my 9 year old daughter instantly come up with the idea to plant herbs in them so we could move the herbs around the garden. So that is what we did! 
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Materials needed:

Kettle BBQ

Potting Mix or soil

Herb Seeds or Seedlings, we used basil, chives, coriander, dill and parsley seeds from our Herb Patch Kit

Instructions:

Remove the grill from inside the kettle and wash the BBQ thoroughly.

Fill with soil or potting mix – we used a mixture of both.

BBQ Herb Planter

Plant seeds or seedlings of your favourite herbs, (we grow ours seeds in a Mini Greenhouse to help them on their way)

Mini Greenhouse

The Biodegradable pots in our Herb Patch Kits and Mini Greenhouses can be planted straight into the ground

Mulch well – we used straw left over from cleaning the bunny’s hutch.

Water the planted seedlings.

 
Because the Kettle BBQs already had a drainage hole, there was no need to drill holes, but do make sure that the grills at the bottle of the BBQ are closed; this will allow excess water to drain out but not the soil.
 
About 4 weeks on and we now have a mobile herb garden that can be moved around the garden to wherever we want it! Yum!
 

Kettle BBQ Herb Planter
Kettle BBQ Herb Planter
Happy gardening
 
Erica
 
 

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