DIY Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
You don’t necessarily have to have a green thumb to enjoy a garden full of fresh herbs all year-round. Herbs are surprisingly easy to grow and many of them can even be grown indoors. If you want to enjoy the flavor of fresh garden herbs in all seasons, consider making a DIY indoor herb garden using one of the ideas described below.
Tips for a DIY Indoor Herb Garden
In order to cultivate fresh herbs indoors, all you really need is a container of potting soil, a few hours of sunlight each day, and some water. Just because building an indoor herb garden is incredibly simple, however, doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. If you want to cultivate an indoor herb garden that also adds to the décor scheme in your home, try one of the ideas below:
- Mason Jar Hanging Garden – If you only want to grow a few select herbs, one of the easiest DIY indoor herb garden projects involves a piece of wood and a few empty mason jars. Paint or stain the piece of wood according to your preference then affix several empty jars at even intervals using pipe clamps. You can add some extra flair by painting a fancy label under each jar or by tying ribbon around them. When your garden is ready, just fill the jars with potting soil and plant your herbs.
- Simple Teacup Planters – For a cute littler herb garden that will fit well with your home’s décor scheme, consider using antique teacups as mini planters. Choose a few of your favorite teacups with matching saucers and place them on a window ledge or shelf that gets plenty of sunlight. Use a power drill to drill drainage holes in the bottom of each teacup (being careful not to break them) then fill the teacups with potting soil and plant your herbs.
- Hanging Garden Wall – If you have an empty wall in your house that gets plenty of sunlight, you can use it to create a DIY hanging garden wall. Just choose some matching pots, tin buckets, or other containers and hang them on the wall using picture hangers. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit with the arrangement – you don’t necessarily have to arrange the pots in neat rows. Then, simply fill the pots with potting soil and plant your favorite herbs. You will need to be careful about watering this type of garden because you can’t add drainage holes in the pots.
- Vintage Herb Garden – Head to your local thrift store or flea market and look for small to medium-sized containers to use for your indoor herb garden. You might choose a trio of vintage tea pots or old tin containers – it is completely up to you what you choose. Once you have your vintage containers in hand, simply clean them out, fill them with potting soil, and plant your favorite herbs. Make sure to place your planters somewhere they will get plenty of light.
Fresh herbs can take an ordinary meal and make it extraordinary. If you want to enjoy the flavor of home-grown herbs throughout the year, try one of the DIY indoor herb garden projects described above. You may be surprised how simple they are to create and to maintain.