My husband is clearing the barn. From the attic he calls: "Hetty, those preserving jars is it allowed to throw them away finally?" He is right. Those jars have been waiting for inspiration at the attic for 35 years now.
I do not know what it is with me and preserving jars. I have a lot of them but why? Is it a woman’s primal instinct to be able to conserve food in order to have something to eat in times of scarcity? Or is it just a feeling of nostalgia?
I have never used these particular preserving jars because they are much too big. 2 litres it says on the bottom. Well I really have to do something with these jars otherwise they will have to go. But what? Suddenly it comes to me. I will make a mini garden in each of them!
The next question that comes to mind is: what to grow in them? Feverishly I think about possible alternatives. Should I sow something in it? Or grow a peanut?
Than, hyacinths of course! I still have some in deposit. Once the idea is born, the work is done quickly. I clean the jars and place a hyacinth in each one of them. Next I add a little potting soil. Finally some moss as finishing touch.
A row of mini gardens in the kitchen windowsill is great fun! My husband thinks so too, but immediately wonders what to do if the hyacinth scent becomes too much. "Then I place a lid on it" I say practically as always. "Do you have enough of those?" he worries.
If he only knew. More than enough!
The 35 years old preserving jars.
This how to make a mini garden.
Lovely on the kitchen windowsill.
Too much scent? Place a lid on it!
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