So I've been searching all over for cheap yet modern and attactive containers for my herbs. I am going about 10 different herbs so containers could easily become expensive.
ok, so i'm thinking about using either glass vases ($1-2, 8" tall, 4" wide) or sealed mailing or packing tubes (see link: http://www.cleartecpackaging.com/plastic-tubes.html
The plan was to
- Drill holes on the bottom and/or sides to allow for drainage and bottom watering (as seen in this flickr tutorial http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenscaper/2519983658/in/set-72157604735985648/
- Cover the tube with veneer (or some other material). I've been DYING to use zebra wood and this project is small enough that I can afford it.
- Place the container in long plastic and water from the bottom. I actually found some plastic long-stem rose boxes (approx. 3" tall, 4" wide, 36" long) at the craft store for $1. I cut them in half and my peat pots are sitting in them nowhttp://www.cleartecpackaging.com/images/sealed-bottom-tubes-sm.jpg
Will the glass cause any problems? (heat, air). Will the plastic be strong enough?