You will be amazed at this Easy DIY Herb Garden Planter Idea! It’s the perfect way to grow delicious herbs with wall planters or a hanging garden. Your food will taste even more amazing when you have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time you need them. Herb Planters are so easy to make, and you are going to able glad you did.
Easy DIY Herb Garden Planter Idea
I’ll admit I used to never care about herbs AT ALL! I didn’t cook with them because I didn’t understand how to, and I certainly had no interest in growing them. However, as I have aged and become more comfortable in my kitchen, I am excited about experimenting and trying new things. I wanted to make some wall hanging planters to grow my own herbs.
Guess what! It’s been a huge hit, and any time I need them, they are right there ready for me to use. Plus, if you have ever smelled fresh rosemary or basil, you can’t help but fall in love with them. You can add herbs to most of your recipes and soups.
I knew I wanted herbs that were easy to grow, that I could use as an indoor herb or an outdoor herb. Thankfully everything has turned out perfectly, and I couldn’t be happier with my herb pots.
What You Need To Make A Hanging Herb Garden
Don’t worry, these supplies are super simple and are pretty inexpensive too. That’s a huge win in my book. Okay, let’s get started.
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 4 small tin buckets (or other light-weight containers)
- 4 herb plants of your choice
- 4 curtain rings
- 16 ft. of twine or other rope of choice
- 4 chalkboard tags
- Chalk or paint pen
- 4 small pieces of black garden fabric OR paper towels
- Potting soil
A drill and a drill bit capable of drilling through your planter.
How To Make The Herb Planter
First, drill holes on both sides and drain holes in the bottom of your herb containers.
Next, cut 8 pieces of string about 2 ft long each. Attach one piece of string per side of each container.
Take the two pieces of string you just attached to the planter and attach them both to a curtain ring.
Place a small piece of garden fabric or a paper towel over the hole you drilled on the bottom; this will help catch dirt when you water your plants.
Next, fill the container about 1/3 of the way with potting soil, then add in your plant. Fill the remaining space with some soil and pack lightly.
Write the name of each plant on your chalkboard tags and glue or tape to the front of each planter.
Water each plant well and allow the water to drain completely, then hang in a well-lit area and enjoy!
Can I Skip The Drainage Holes?
No, the drainage holes are so very important for your herbs to grow properly. If you don’t include them, you won’t be able to get proper airflow to the roots.
Plus, you could possibly overwater the plants without the proper drainage. This can wreak havoc on your herbs, and your green thumbs may go out the window.
Can I Make This An Indoor Herb Garden?
Absolutely! I like to have my herbs growing outdoors when the weather is nice, and they can thrive. Then when it starts turning cold and we are ready for a freeze, I bring them indoors. You would need to keep the herbs facing windows, so they get plenty of sunlight. Then when the weather turns nice again, you can either leave them indoors or place them outside.
What Kind Of Herbs Should I Plant?
The options are almost endless when it comes to growing herbs. There are many types of herbs, and you can grow whatever you want. Here are a few ideas that you can consider.
- Basil – It’s terrific for all sorts of Italian dishes. Plus, it helps keep bugs away and smells amazing.
- Mint – I love to add mint leaves to my drinks. It’s especially good with my Instant Pot Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Infused Water.
- Parsley – Adding some chopped parsley gives every recipe a bunch of color too.
- Chives – Sprinkle on your baked potatoes or pretty much anything else!
- Dill – I love adding fresh dill to grilled chicken. So yummy!
- Cilantro – If you eat a lot of tacos, cilantro is a must. You can add it to all sorts of things.
- French Terragon
- Catnip – If you have a kitty cat, then you need to have catnip!
- Lavender – I can’t get enough of the smell of fresh lavender!
- Bay Leaves – Using bay leaves in soup is a game-changer. It tastes great and adds color too.
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