TOOLS: Brushless hammer drill Bar clamp Claw hammer Black marker Step ladder Spirit level Safety glasses Ear muffs Half face twin respirator Cordless compact drill driver – skin
MATERIALS: 15x450mm galvanised pipe 15mm galvanised flange Small butcher’s hook 6mm drill bit 8x65mm nut bolt White spray paint Potting mix Galvanised bucket All tools and materials are available at Bunnings.
Step 1: Measure and mark the desired heights for your two pipe rails. Make sure you leave enough distance between the bottom pipe and the window frame for the hanging herb bucket to fit. Hold the flanges in place on the bricks and mark drill points with a sharpie. Drill holes into your wall for the flanges using the hammer drill with a 6mmmasonry bit. Step 2: Measure the width of your window and determine the length of the pipe required to make the hanger.
Connect two pieces of pipe together with the two-way connector. Repeat this to make the second hanger. Mark on the pipe the width of the window. Clamp the pipe to the work bench and use the hacksaw to cut the pipes to length.
Step 3: Slide the flanges into each end of the galvanised pipe. Line the flange with the holes drilled in thewall. Tap in the masonry bolts with your hammer and secure them with the drill.
Step 4: Choose awide variety of herbs that you like to cook with and that are in season. Remove them from their containers and place them in the buckets. Top up with a good quality potting mix, then water and fertilise. Hang your buckets on the galvanised pipe with the butcher’s hooks. Make sure they are evenly spaced and remember to water regularly.