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The containers above are "self-watering." There are several variations on the market, but these are the Earthbox brand. Basically, the box has a water compartment and a potting mix compartment. The water is separated from the potting mix by a plastic grate. There are two corners where the soil comes in contact with the water, thus providing the mechanism to keep the soil moist. The plastic tube is where water is added to the reservoir.
Local grocers begin to sell indoor herbs around May. The herbs thrive in all the sunlight on this south-facing kitchen. A sunny indoor area is excellent for cilantro. Cilantro doesn't tolerate very high temps that come with the summer months in Eastern North Carolina.
Blueberry Cheese Pie