If you want to have fresh herbs to use for cooking or tea, you can! It’s easy and inexpensive to grow an indoor herb garden. I’m sure you’ve seen fresh herb plants in your local grocery or gardening store. All you need are herbs and a few simple things to start growing. The best part? They make your house bright and fresh. Clean oxygen and natural herbal fragrances with a DIY Indoor Herb Garden. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Build an Herb Stand
You can use mason jars or other simple glass jars. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy! If you want to create a basic herb stand, all you need are a few basic supplies.
Supplies for an Herb Stand:
- Pipe clamps
- An old wooden board
- Mason jars
- Herbal plants with their roots and soil
Build the Herb Stand:
- Put each herb in a mason jar and add the necessary quantity of soil
- Use pipe clamps to attach the mason jars to the wooden board
This stand can be placed in your kitchen and used anytime you need herbs. The mason jars will let you have a clear view to see when your herbs need more water.
Create a Windowsill Herb Garden
You can create a herbal area in your kitchen by displaying different herbs on on your windowsill. All you need are: plastic bottles, soil and the herbs you choose. Cut the bottles in half and use their upper side to put the herbs and soil. Their roots should come out of the narrow area of the bottle which is normally used to drink. Use the other half of the bottle with the bottom as a cup, fill it with water and soak the plant in it. This way it will be provided with water all the time and grow freely. Simple!
Hanging Herb Garden
To make a hanging garden with herbs you will need a tension rod, some hooks, pots and paint. Adjust the pots to the hooks, paint them in one suitable color and place the rod in the window. You will have a stylish herbal hanging garden at hand any time you need it.
Vintage Herb Garden
You can create a nice vintage herbal garden using your favorite tins. You can use almost everything for planters like old tins for example. Go to the nearest thrift store and buy the tins you like. Provide the necessary drainage of the plants, making holes on the bottom of the tins and put them on your window sill. Choose a design that complements the room. You can use small plates under the tins to gather the excess water.
You can create nice-looking pots for your herbs using glass jars. Hang them with hooks and rods on your windows. You can position your pots with herbs on two or three levels. For this purpose use a three-tiered stand and place your herbs in terracotta pots.
If you want to create a modern and extravagant herbal area which can be moved you can use an industrial bar cart to store your herbs. Put them in pots in rustic design. This will make your cart look elegant and stylish.
You can put labels on every pot with herb you make so that you won’t accidentally mistake your herbs. Make sure your herbs get from five to eight hours sunlight every day. Parsley, basil and cilantro enjoy sunlight so position these herbs on a south-facing window.
Use the ideas explained here to make your kitchen stylish and fragrant. You will have fresh herbs at your disposal every time you need such and you won’t have to buy dried ones. Choose some of the DIY indoor herb garden ideas and apply them in your home.
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The article is contributed by GadeningServices Shepherds Bush
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