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Grow Your Own Herbs At Home With This Life Hack

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Repurposed Herb Garden

Here's a video that shows you how to do it:

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Warm water

Dish soap

Empty tin cans

Sand paper

Clear metal primer

Acrylic paint

Basil trimmings

Rosemary trimmings

Cilantro trimmings




Small rocks

Potting soil


1. Remove labels from the cans by soaking for 10 minutes in warm, soapy water.

2. Sand down any sharp edges around the rim of the can.

3. Spray with a clear metal primer and let dry.

4. Paint with acrylic paint and dry completely.

5. Remove leaves from the bottom third of organic basil, rosemary, and cilantro cuttings and place each in own can. Fill with water ⅔ of the way up the cuttings. Store in an area that is bright, but out of direct sunlight, and change the water daily until roots begin to sprout, about 7-10 days.

6. Once the roots have grown to ¼ -½ inch long, remove from water and drain the can. Make holes in the bottom of the can for drainage using a hammer and a nail.

7. Fill ⅓ of the can with small rocks and fill the rest of the can with potting soil. Stick your finger into the soil to your second knuckle, and place the rooted cuttings in the divot. Top with more soil and pack down. Spray soil with water.

8. Place in a well-lit area that gets up to 6 hours of sunlight, and keep soil moist.

9. Enjoy!