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Stacked herb planter

A simple yet stylish herb planter that uses four differently sized terracotta pots and a selection of cool colours.

You will need: Four terracotta pots of different sizes, good quality potting mix, paintbrush, Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Cutty Sark, Resene Half Opal, Resene Sea Nymph, and Resene Stromboli, selection of small herb seedlings, trowel.

Top tip: This container could also be placed on a deck, but ensure the base pot sits on terracotta pot ‘feet’ or small blocks to aid drainage and prevent moisture damage to the decking.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Manhattan.

Handy hint: Position your planter in a sunny spot, sheltered from strong winds and keep it well watered – especially during the warmer months.

Technical tip: Our pots were purchased new, but if reusing old weathered terracotta pots, before painting, make sure they are thoroughly cleaned and treated with Resene Moss & Mould Killer.

Planting ideas: We used a selection of small herbs, but this stacked planter could also be used for seasonal colour, strawberries and salad vegetables. Also consider using it to grow small plants from seed or cuttings.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 Step one
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the terracotta pots, inside and out. and allow to dry.
Step 2 Step two
Paint the small pot with one coat of Resene Half Opal and allow to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Paint the medium pot with one coat of Resene Sea Nymph and allow to dry.
Step 4 Step four
Paint the medium/large pot with one coat of Resene Cutty Sark and allow to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Paint the large pot with one coat of Resene Stromboli and allow to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Apply a second coat of paint to each pot and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Place the large pot in position and fill to just below the rim with good quality potting mix.
Step 8 Step eight
Place the medium/large pot on top of this and fill to just below the rim with good quality potting mix.
Step 9 Step nine
Place the medium pot on top of this and fill to just below the rim with good quality potting mix.
Step 10 Step ten
Place the small pot on top of this and fill to just below the rim with good quality potting mix.
Step 11 Step eleven
Carefully plant up around the edge of each pot.
Step 12
Plant with small herb seedlings and then water well.
 

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