Last year I grew some herbs in the backyard. Every time I crossed the 10x10 patio pad to pick fresh herbs I was annoyed they were ten feet away.
i’d been considering how I could have a garden of herbs right outside the patio door, so I could just lean out and snip off some herbs. On a table, perhaps, or hanging baskets.
Then, a friend got this fancy thing: four feet tall, composts and dispenses the compost out of a cunning little door, spins on casters. Then I saw it was $350, and I got creative.
I bought a Mr, Stacky planter on eBay, and because they mis-calculated the height I got that for free, then bought another less expensive one on Amazon. I took an old cutting board and screwed in some casters I bought, oh, 30 years ago. I found out that online PVC fittings cost one twentieth online compared to the hardware store.
So this cost about $50.
The two colors don’t match, but that’s fine. Then I did this with screws and pvc glue:
I ended up with multiple varieties of parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, and mint. There is one level of dianthus, which is not edible as far as I know, and some butterfly-attracting flowers.
I ended up with some extra mint, and some hyacinth bean and spinach that had to be distributed in other spots. I planted the spinach right by the rabbit warren. Perhaps that will satisfy him.