Home Etc #153 | August Edition {Creating an Indoor Salad Garden}

Welcome to the August edition of Home Etc!

After a glorious week in the wilds of Dorset, I’m back home and trying to navigate work with parenting duties, as the boys are enjoying their first summer holiday off school.

And this is literally the summer that keeps on giving isn’t it?

Apart from a minor blip when we were at Camp Bestival — hurricane style winds and monsoon rain — we’ve had sunshine that made us feel as though we were in the Algarve, rather than Dorset.

The soaring temperatures meant that we returned home to an overgrown garden, parched grass and an allotment full of giant vegetables.

Talking of gardens, last month’s favourite Home Etc post was an amazing hack, turning an old cot side into a stylish indoor salad garden.

I love this kind of clever upcycling; taking something with little-to-no use and turning it into something brilliantly useful.

indoor salad garden made out of a cot side | august Home Etc favourite

indoor salad garden | august Home Etc favourite
Images courtesy of Pinks Charming

How Becky thought that the side of an old cot would make a fantastic DIY indoor salad garden is beyond me — but it really works!!

I’ve used step ladders, as an outdoor plant display, but never something like this for an indoor display.

Have you ever used something like this to create a garden feature?

Well done Becky — you’re the winner of the July voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley!

For anyone who would like to share blog posts in this month’s linky, have a little read of our house rules.


1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

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2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!) — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POST which will always be the first entry in the link up — plus a couple of others.

Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts and, in recent times, there has definitely been some link dumping and some posts have been given barely any comments.

We want to create a lovely community and commenting and sharing each other’s posts is all part of that.

Tweet —@twinklediaries or @LinsDrabwell — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Lins or I will retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Between us, we will pick one favourite post every month and that lucky blogger will receive a voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Thanks for linking up your fabulous posts — and don’t forget to tag any home related pics on Instagram with the #HomeEtc hashtag too.

Lots of love,

Caro and Lins x

PS — the next edition of Home Etc will be live on 4th September.

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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