Herbs just love hypertufa pots and you will too if you’re looking for a late-summer project to involve the kids or grandkids. You’ll need rubber gloves, a dust mask and a sheet of plastic to protect your work area. Choose a mold of some kind to shape the hypertufa around, invert it onto the work area and drape the mold with plastic. The mold could be any pot or trough shape — a large mixing bowl, a small Styrofoam cooler, even a sturdy box — but it’s easiest to start small with your first one.
Kathleen Halloran, former editor of The Herb Companion, grows potted herbs in Las Vegas, where she is a freelance writer and editor.
Fibermesh is available at many ready-mix cement companies. For the name of a dealer near you, contact SI Concrete Systems, 4019 Industry Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416; (800) 635-2308; www.fibermesh.com.
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