If your idea of the perfect garden is a drift of lush greenery nestled inside a picket fence, you don't need to wait till summer to get it. This picket planter with popcorn plants is as easy to make as popcorn itself.
|Prep Time: About 2 to 3 hours|
|What you need:|
|Wooden clementine box
Latex semigloss wall paint
Plastic seedling trays
|Seasons: Year round|
|Materials: clothespin, paints|
|1.||The planter's base is a wooden clementine box. We glued a line of wooden clothespins to the top edge, and wooden beads atop the corner posts and the adjacent clothespins.|
|2.||Once the glue was dry, we gave the planter two coats of paint (we used latex semigloss wall paint).|
|3.||We set plastic seedling trays--easily removed for watering--inside the box and filled each to an inch from the top with potting soil.|
|4.||We then sprinkled on popcorn kernels (not the microwave
kind) and covered them with another half inch of soil.
|5.||We kept the soil moist, and our corn was up in about a
week. The greenery lasted for several weeks more.