Planting a herb garden can be very rewarding they look and smell great, they can support local bees providing a much needed food sauce and most importantly they provide tasty fresh herbs for cooking.
We chose to plant thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, lemon balm and parsley, all the plants that have been selected are small in size so perfect to start of in the clip on planters of a water butt. Once the plants are established they will be moved on to a more permanent home in one of our raised beds, but for now they are placed in a handy spot which is close to the kitchen for grabbing a handful whilst cooking.
Planting in a good multi purpose compost works best, we also topped each planter with white alpine gravel which helps keep moisture in the planters on sunny days.
A great advantage of planting herbs in self watering planters is that there will be a steady supply of moisture to the plants roots which will eliminate any stress the plant would come under should the soil dry out too much.
We love to include Lemon Balm when planting herbs because of its delicate lemony smell on touch. It is perfect to be used in soups and sauces, salads and vinaigrettes as well as smoothies, cookie dough, herbal butters, meat marinades homemade breads, and jams not to mention the holistic properties in teas, candles, face scrubs, lip balms bug balms and many more
The kids at Lady Elizabeth Hastings school in Thorp Arch near Wetherby have a great new activity garden built by a team of willing Parents. They have no water supply down there so they’ve built a Playhouse to collect rainwater in their Rainwater Terraces. They can’t wait to get planting!
Rainwater Terrace water butts come in a range of sizes that includes this low level water butt which is the perfect height for children to get involved in recycling rainwater whilst growing herbs, flowers and salad vegetables in the self watering planter pods.
We love to shout about how great we think Rainwater Terrace water butts are but we love it even more when we receive such great feedback from our valued customers.
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Verified customer reviews received between 2015 and 2021.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2015
Rainwater Terrace already boasts an impressive water butt collection offering a size, shape and colour to suit every space. The modular system can be assembled 1, 2 or 3 water containers high with the option to expand horizontally if the space allows it.
Currently offering all sizes of rain water butt in black, terracotta, dark green & bright green and black. There are 2 new colours been trialed slate grey and sand beige, samples will be produced of both shades to get further customer feedback before launching the 5th colour in the Rain water Terrace range