A herb garden is a really lovely way to bring some life and colour into your home or kitchen, while saving money on bunches of herbs that you NEVER use up!
There are a HUGE multitude of ways that you could do this – think vertical gardens indoors, pot plants, repurposing wooden boxes, teapots, mason jars…really anything!
Whatever your vessel, you will need some basic tools, however you’ll have to change them up a bit depending on what you have (mason jars, boxes, teapots). If you want a great DIY vertical garden check this one out.
You will need:
A wooden box (or other vessel) with drainage. Please water them over a sink or outdoors carefully so you don’t get pools of water around the house…mould central.
Herbs or plants. Remember that herbs are seasonal and that some herbs don’t play nicely with other herbs in a plantar so do your research.
What to do?
Fill your box with about two cm deep of pebbles or small rocks. Add about 8 cm soil,and then with your finger march out the planting points for each herb. Make them at least a few centimeters apart so they don’t inhibit each other’s growth.
From there dig a small divot and place your herbs in, filling in the sides with soil. Some people cover the top layer with moss, but this isn’t necessary.
Remember, water carefully at the base of the herbs and let the water drain properly before you place back on your windowsill or somewhere sunny!
Lastly, enjoy fresh, cost effective herbs that look lovely in your home!