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Mother's Day Herb Garden Kit

This beautiful herb garden is a great idea for an extra-special gift for Mom.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2008


  • Sterile soil seed-starting mix

  • Plastic bag with zipper seal

  • Burlap

  • Rubber band

  • Raffia

  • Copper plant tags

  • Double-sided tape

  • Cork board

  • Push pins

  • Card stock

  • Scissors

  • Terra-cotta pot

  • Herb seed packets

  • Osmocote plant food

  • Gloves

  • Shovel

  • Japanese floral shears

  • Watering can

  • Garden stones


  1. Place sterile soil seed-starting mix in a sealed plastic bag. Gather burlap around plastic bag and secure with a rubber band. Add a raffia tie around the rubber band.

  2. Download, print, and cut the copper plant-tag template. Place a copper tag on cork board and affix the tag template over it with double-sided tape. Using a push pin, pierce through the marked dots on the template into the copper plant tag.

  3. Print the herb-garden instructions on heavy card stock and cut out.

  4. Assemble the herb garden elements in a terra-cotta pot: add herb garden instructions, seed-starting mix, copper plant tags, herb seed packets, osmocote plant food, gloves, shovel, Japanese floral shears, watering can, and garden stones.

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