Before I moved, I had so much space to have a really lovely herb garden. I love cooking with fresh herbs, it just makes all the food taste so much better! My mum has such a green thumb, and I have been learning from her. The herbs are where I started my gardening adventures!
Since the move to LA though, I’ve found that I have much less space for a garden. I live on the second floor of an apartment building, and we have a balcony, but it isn’t a ton of space. When I saw this DIY space saving herb garden idea at gardeen-world.blogspot.com, I became excited about gardening again! I definitely don’t have space for a spread out herb garden, but this neat idea will allow me to have all the herbs I had back in NC! I’m so excited. If you’re also short on space for a full herb garden, this might be a great idea for you too! Vertical gardening is the way to go.
Here’s what you need:
- 8 paint stirrers (FREE at The Home Depot)
- Spray paint or acrylic house paint
- Alphabet stencils or stamps
- A 5-foot, square-frame trellis
- 8 lightweight plastic garden pots with lip (8-inch pots worked well and left room for growth)
- 16 “S” hooks (1½-inch work best)
- 8 cooking herbs of your choice
- Potting soil
- Using the herbs of your choice, and soil, fill the 8 garden pots.
- Hook the “S” hooks to the trellis, and then hang the pots off the hooks.
- Lay the alphabetical stencils out on the paint stirrers to spell the names of the herbs.
- Paint the names of the herbs, and allow them to dry.
- Put your herb labels in the correct pots
- Enjoy your space saving vertical herb garden!
I hope your enjoy your vertical DIY space saving herb garden. With a project as easy as this one, anyone can have a lovely herb garden! Good luck gardeners!
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