Skip to content
MICA Travels home page

MICA Travels are a group of family and friends that are dedicated to raise awareness of Bile duct cancer and sepsis, two illnesses that claim 1000’s of lives each year and are barely known about. I lost my wife; our sons lost their mother and many others lost a dear friend. We as group will be doing a series of endurance activities to raise money for these charities as a lasting memorial to Carol, so that our sudden loss is not in vain.

Read our story
14/214 Fells completed


Posted in Randoms by Mike Hall

Welcome to the "ODD POTS" blog. Firstly, thank you for buying a Odd Pot! your contribution to the charity is most appreciated as 100% of every donation goes to helping finding a realistic cure for these devastating diseases.

The "Odd Pots" are made from recycled food tins that have been washed and had the nasty sharp bits removed. they have been covered using craft materials that my wife so loved using and lacquered to make them a little more pleasing to the eye, but like all of us, a little rough around the edges.

They can be used for a multitude of things, they are handy to put by the side of the bed as an extension to the "Man Drawer" for all those useful things that are kept in pockets that normally end up in the washing machine!

But for the moment, we have supplied some compost, some seeds and hopefully some lovely herbs to cook with ( fingers crossed!) once you have finished with the growing bit, it can be used as a Odd Pot once more.

I suppose that they symbolise for the family a sort of re-birth, and old tin being re-purposed and maybe providing a new usefulness and even new life in the form of a tasty herb.

That's what Mica Travels is trying to do, create from emptiness a future of hope and thanks to your contribution, one day, we might just save a life.

Thank you.


Planting Instructions:

Your Odd Pot is supplied with soil in a bag and seeds, so just follow these instructions and hopefully you will have some herbs to enjoy.

herb 1

Remove the plastic bag containing the soil without tearing the bag, the seeds will be in with the bag.

Shape the bag so that it goes back into the odd pot with the opening uppermost and roll the bag over the sides of the odd pot. you might find tapping the tin on a hard surface will allow the soil to settle or just tamp it down with your fingers.

herb 2

Remove a little soil and spread the seeds over the soil in the odd pot then put the soil you have removed back on top of the seeds and water.

herb 3
herb 4
herb 5

Then carefully roll the bag back up the sides of the odd pot and seal. This will act as a propagator.

herb 5

Place the Odd Pot somewhere where it will be warm and get some sun but not direct sunlight.

Moisten the soil as required and then hopefully you will see some seedlings start to grow in thyme!

herb 6

Once you have finished with the herbs, the Odd Pot can be used as a handy container for all those important things that haven't got a home.