Recycled Kitchen Fruit Basket for Basil Planter

by Renee Lindstrom

A kitchen hanging fruit basket is lined with moss and filled with soil to create a basil planter.  Basil love good drainage! Looking forward to seeing  seeds sprout.  Follow  us on facebook or instagram for updated pics as they fill in during this spring.

This is a great pot to hang on your balcony, deck or near a sitting area.  Basil is a natural repellent of house flies and mosquitoes.

You can make your own natural repellent spray using basil.


  • 4 ounces of boiling water
  • 4 to 6 ounces of fresh basil leaves
  • 4 ounces vodka

Steep basil leaves overnight and remove basil leaves before stirring in vodka. Store in spray bottle in the refrigerator. Keep away from your eyes, nose and mouth.

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.