EASY DIY HERB GARDENS CAN ADD FLAIR AND FUNCTIONALITY TO YOUR KITCHEN
Green up your interior space with a quick and easy herb garden that won’t break the bank
Sundays are for sleeping in, binging on netflix, and if you’re like me–cooking.
You can keep fresh herbs available within arm’s reach if you have a few bucks and a sunny window.
For the pictured herb garden above, we used a set of six square, distressed wooden vases. Each box is lined with plastic to prevent water seepage.
Place a small layer of gravel at the base of each box to catch excess water and prevent rot, then simply insert the potted herb into the vase. A top layer of spanish moss conceals the structure and helps retain moisture.
To maintain, water a little at a time, and often. You may have to occasionally service the vase by emptying any excess water out. For 4-inch pots, I found that about an ounce of water every other day was sufficient. Some plants will require more, some less. You will absolutely not have any issues growing mint indoors–it is a weed, basically. Other plants can be more fickle. Experiment as you like.
The indoors isn’t ideal for certain varieties–these will not have an extremely long lifespan in your kitchen unless they are maintained perfectly. No matter–herbs are cheap ($3-$5 per pot), so any mistakes you make won’t be too expensive.
For better drainage, use traditional pots and saucers. I opted for the wooden vases for aesthetic reasons, understanding their limitations.
As always, reach out with any questions.