Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Remember that herb garden I planted in some extra coffee mugs in my kitchen window sill? Well those plants sprouted and are growing strong! I still can’t believe how easy it was to sprout my very own seeds all by myself and grow some herbs in a nice convenient location.

I started with these Miracle Grown Gro-ables seed pods, and just placed them in my coffee mugs with some soil and pebbles in the bottom of the cup for drainage. It was so simple. With just a little watering when I remembered, I was able to grow these herbs, from seed!

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Here’s my dill. I can’t wait until this grows a little more, and then I’ll be adding fresh dill to refrigerator pickles, fresh fish dishes and chicken salad.

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

This is my cilantro. I think I’ll move these outside as they grow. I use cilantro so much in Mexican and Asian dishes.

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

And my favorite, basil! I can’t wait to add this to well, just about everything. My son is super excited to add it to pizza. He keeps calling it the pizza herb.

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

I’m going to let these herbs continue to grow, until they outgrow their mugs, and then transfer them outside to our backyard garden.

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Want to win some of these fun seed pods for your own garden?

Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday For a chance to win some Miracle Grow Gro-ables for your own garden,  just leave a comment below telling me your favorite herb! For extra entries:

Please leave a comment for each entry Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Giveaway ends May 30.

90 Responses to “Coffee Mug Herb Garden Update and Giveaway”

  1. 1
    Kay Little — May 14, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

    I tend to use a lot of parsley and thyme!

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    Melissa — May 15, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    basil is my favorite

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    Leslie — May 15, 2014 @ 1:14 am

    Cilantro is my favorite, I love to cook with it and add it to dips!

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    latanya — May 15, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    I like basil

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    Paula - bell'alimento — May 15, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    Basil. Oh wait Rosemary. Or maybe thyme. Clearly it’s like choosing a favorite child ; )

  14. 16

    I LOVE this idea– and they look so cute on the windowsill. I’d love to do this with basil and thyme.

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    Vin — May 15, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Basil and Rosemary! Love those two.

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — May 15, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    How fun! It’s really a tie between basil and cilantro. I just love this!!!

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    christine — May 15, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    We love to grow fresh herbs. The coffee mug idea is such a cute twist, much better than my ugly little clay pots! I might have to do this

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 15, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    Your garden looks way better than mine! My dill never made it and my basil is just starting to sprout. I have an issue when it comes to pruning. I’m pretty sure I basically hacked off everything. 🙁

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    I just love this idea! Too bad I kill everything…

  20. 22
    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — May 15, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    I am totally in LOVE with these… OMG

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    Amy @Very Culinary — May 15, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    That’s awesome. I’m lucky enough to live in CA where I can grow most things outside all year long. BUT I lived in Minnesota for many years and would have loved this idea!

  22. 24

    How cool are those!! I love the fact that you grew them in extra mugs. I have a ton of those. Oh yeah….my favorite herb is sage. Love, love, love it.

  23. 25
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — May 15, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    Basil! This is SO cute!! I am so doing this 🙂

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — May 15, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

    So cool! I can’t WAIT to get my herbs going. I have basil and mint already on their way, but I need to plant the rest this weekend! I’m so envious of your sink window. I always thought being able to look out the window would make doing dishes slightly less awful. 🙂

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    Anna Pry — May 15, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    cilantro for fresh salsa and guacamole
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    Marly — May 16, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    Well, choosing my favorite herb is difficult because I have so many. I really like cilantro, but I also like sage, and parsley, and thyme…and of course basil! I could keep going, but I don’t want to bore. you. Love these herbs in your photos!

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    Samantha — May 16, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    I love basil!!!! It’s by far my favorite. All that pesto I can make…or adding it to strawberry iced tea… Oh yes please!

    The mugs are so cute. I was just talking about how I really need to water my herbs more often. When I remember, they suck the water right up. Poor things.

  29. 31

    Well now, that’s just adorbs! Love this idea and great to have herbs right at your finger tips.

  30. 32
    Amy Orvin — May 16, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    Parsley is my favorite herb.

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    Amy Orvin — May 16, 2014 @ 9:56 pm
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    Margie — May 17, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    We use a lot of cilantro.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    Sassy Suzee Salsa — May 17, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    I love growing herbs and use them in my recipes.

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    I love cilantro! — May 17, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

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    EllenR — May 17, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    I love cilantro!

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    Erin Ellis — May 17, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    My favorite herb is…..hmmmm…I have to say two because some days it is rosemary and other days it’s cilantro. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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    Carolsue — May 17, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    I like cilantro and basil the most

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    Tara — May 17, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    I love to cook with basil!

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    Amy L — May 17, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    My favorite herb is thyme. I use it for fish, chicken, pork, and vegetables. I’d love to try to grow some indoors.

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    theresa n — May 18, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    I love the smell of lavender.

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    Kristen — May 18, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    My favorite is mint.

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    Sarah L — May 19, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    I’ve been enjoying tarragon a lot lately.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 19, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    My favorite herb is rosemary. I LOVE the way it smells.

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    Elissa — May 20, 2014 @ 11:13 am

    It’s a tie between dill and basil!

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    Donnetta — May 20, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    It’s hard to pick just one! I’ll go with basil.

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    sharon — May 20, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    My favorite herb is basil.

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    Gina M — May 20, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    My favorite herb is basil.

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    Pam Gurganus — May 20, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    My favorite herb is thyme!

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    Susan Lowe — May 20, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    My favorite herb is basil. Especially when we substitute it for lettuce in a BLT.

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    Stacey — May 21, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    My favorite Herb is Parsley

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    Patricia Pinkston — May 21, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

    I’m with your son. Love basil.

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    erin Z — May 26, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    definitely cilantro!

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    Carmen N — May 28, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    I love Cilantro

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    valerie mann — May 30, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    I love basil and rosemary!

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