DIY Space Saving Herb Garden

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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, 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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