The IKEA RÅSKOG Cart as Herb Garden

The IKEA RÅSKOG Cart as Herb Garden

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Megan Hopp
Oct 4, 2016
(Image credit: Devon Jarvis)

Out of something the same can grow something new. Not to get too precious, but it really is the miracle of life — and there's something wonderful about bringing that miracle into your home, in the form of plants, flowers, or herbs.

The RÅSKOG cart can play the role of plant stand quite well, but I like it in particular for a good old-fashioned herb garden. The sturdy casters allow for easy transportation, letting you wheel the cart into the perfect afternoon sunny spot. Once your ingredients have grown to perfection, you can roll them into the kitchen for a swift turn-around into your special dish or secret recipe.

3 Tips for Setting Up Your RÅSKOG Cart Herb Garden

  • Arrange herbs thoughtfully: When arranging the herb garden, think about the needs of each individual plant, and set up your collection accordingly. Herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme thrive off of sunlight, so keep those up top where they can soak it in. Mint tends to be the wild child of the bunch, growing rapidly, so best to reserve half or even an entire shelf for this herb.
  • Be playful with your pots: To dress things up, have fun with a variety of small pots and planters for the herbs to live in. Be sure to stick to some sort of design constant among the different vessels, however, whether that is color, material, or size.
(Image credit: Devon Jarvis)
  • Keep tools close at hand: If you're someone who tends to be forgetful about watering your herbs, having a cute can right on your cart is essential. Use shelf space or add a hook or two, which are also useful for hanging kitchen shears.
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