Since we live in a townhouse a lot of what we would like to with land, like plant a garden, just can't happen. My husband is much more outdoorsy than me and he has talked about having a vegetable garden for years.
Well, we improvised and just made a little windowsill herb garden in our kitchen instead.
We bought mason jars, some miracle grow potting mix, and our seeds all at Wal-Mart. I made the tags by painting chalk board paint on the lids of the mason jars. You know- the part of the mason jar that pops to let you know it is sealed. Use a screwdriver and hammer the lid a little bit and you can easily make the hole to tie ribbon around the top.
It was an easy process and even though they have only been planted last weekend they all of little green sprouts coming up. It is oddly exciting.
* Side-note: I will note that I didn't look up how to make mason jar planters until after we were done with ours. Many other blogs suggest you place something in the bottom of your mason jar, like broken pieces of terra cotta, to help absorb some of the moisture.
I didn't do that but I am careful to not over water the plants. If you are forgetful like me, I would suggest watering every other day. You can see inside the jar and can always tell when there is still a lot of humidity and moisture inside. Just eye-ball it!