UFO Friday is my (usually) bi-weekly series where I show you what projects I’ve been working on (UFO standing for UnFinished Objects). For more of these, look here and for every other week’s feature, Finished Things Saturday, look here.
During the last weeks I’ve brought home at least two plants from work each Thursday. I desperately want to get them out of their seedling soil (it has fewer nutrients than usual soil to get the plants to grow faster) but I’m horribly short on pots. I found two lovely little milk jugs at the thrift store a few days ago, though, for the stuff that doesn’t need as much space (yet…).
The good thing about farmer’s pottery like this is that it can easily be drilled for draining with an old knife – I have a particularly battered one for these kinds of things.
I’m still not sure how far I’ll go in terms of decoration but I’ve always enjoyed little treasures in my potted plants. I usually carry shell-shaped glass nuggets like the one in my Thyme with me to leave them in sunny spots that I think might need them but they make a lovely addition to my herb pots, too.
And last but not least a peek at what I planted into the pot from the first picture: an Allium lusitanicum! It’s commonly called Portuguese or mountain onion although the taste ventures more into garlicky realms. I can’t wait to try it, especially because the flowers are edible, too!
Have you been planting (that’s those of you in the Northern hemisphere) this spring (and if you’re in the Southern, how did your harvest go)?
Have a lovely weekend! ♥