Herbs in a basket

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Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Disclaimer: Herbs need a good source of sunlight, so this will work best if you can find a south-facing window in your house.

Fall is the perfect time to bring your herbs indoors. They’ll start to die outside, but you can continue to grow them all winter if you bring them in. Mint, basil, chives, lavender, oregano … parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… Simon & Garfunkel anyone? are all herbs that do really well re-potted or bought and planted inside. Take them from your own garden or go rescue some from a local store. (I was at the grocery store the other day and they had so many herbs sitting outside which is always a sad sight in the Fall because you know half of them will be tossed once it gets colder. I swear I heard one little rosemary plant squeak out to me saying “Pick me pick me …I would be perfect in your kitchen window”. So I grabbed 8 different herbs and brought them home with me.)

OK, let’s get to the good stuff:
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ITEMS NEEDED

*We calculated amounts based off the size of our window which may not be the same as yours, so adjust to your liking 🙂

Eight 4” clay pots (you can find these at local hardware/craft stores) $2 each at Michaels
White spray paint (I used Krylon Flat White) $7 at Michaels
Eight rubber bands $1
*Optional* small tube of accent paint to color the bottom of the pots (I used Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin Nickel spray paint and extracted the paint from the can because I love the color, but pick whatever color tickles your fancy :)) $2 at Michaels
One small foam paintbrush $.50 at Lowe’s
One roll of 4-ply jute rope (I used about 35’ total but it’s always nice to have extra for future crafts) $7 at Michaels
Two ⅞ x 36” oak dowel rods $4 each at Lowe’s
Eight curtain hanging rings (I used Allen + Roth Brushed Nickel Curtain Rings, but you can find lots of cheaper options) $10 from Lowe’s
Four curtain brackets to hold the rods (I used Allen + Roth Bronze Steel Curtain Brackets, and again, you can find cheaper options to save money) $5 each from Lowe’s
Potting soil and whatever herbs you’d like to grow! Price will vary

TOTAL PRICE

Between $50 and $70, depending on your hardware & paint choices (excluding price of herbs)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Tape the inside edge of your pots to keep paint from seeping into the soil, then spray paint clay pots white and let them dry completely.

Hanging Herb Garden: How To Make An Herb Planter

Enjoy all your favorite herbs throughout the season with a hanging herb garden. Not only are these easy to grow and versatile, but they’re great for those with little to no space for a full fledged garden area.

Best Herbs for Hanging Baskets

While some of the best herbs for hanging baskets are those that are comfortable in potted environments, basically any type of herb can be successfully grown this way as long as you provide adequate growing conditions and drainage. Although you can grow nearly any herb in hanging baskets, here are some good choices to start with as well as the most common:

  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Marjoram

If you feel like getting frisky, you can try some of the more interesting varieties such as:

  • Penny royal
  • Lemon balm
  • Calendula
  • Ginger
  • Salvia
  • Fern-leaf lavender

How to Make an Herb Planter for Hanging

Whether it’s an herb garden in a basket or even an upside-down hanging herb garden, putting it all together takes little effort, though you may want to do a little research beforehand to ensure that whatever herbs you choose to plant together will thrive with one another.

Hanging Herb Baskets – While nearly any hanging basket will work, you may find that the wire-type baskets work better and are easier to use when you want some variety. Line the basket with sphagnum peat moss or a coconut liner after soaking it thoroughly in water. Lay the moss on the wire frame from the inside and push through. Coconut liners should fit just inside the wire basket.

Next, cut a plastic bag to fit the inside of the basket and poke some drainage holes throughout the bottom. Cut slits in the moss or liner and insert some herbs along the sides of the basket, tucking the liner back in place around them.

Partially fill the basket with soil or a compost and sand mix, then add your herbs with the tallest in the center and all others worked in around it, spacing close together (2 to4 inches apart).

Fill in with additional soil, water thoroughly and hang the container in a well-lit area receiving at least four to six hours of sun.

Upside Down Herb Gardens – Use a nail to add some holes in the bottom of an old coffee can. For hanging later, add a hole on either side of the top, at least ¼ to ½ inch from the rim.

Trace the bottom of the can onto a coffee filter. Cut it out and add a hole in the center just large enough to accommodate your herb plant. Add a slit from this hole to the outer edge of the filter to help maneuver the plant through (repeat this for can lids). Fill the can with soil and pot up your herb, placing the filter around it. Top with the lid and secure with duct tape.

Decorate it with adhesive fabric or paint. Cut a 6- to 12-inch piece of wire, looping it at each end, and then bend the wire over to hook the ends in either side of your container. Hang in a sunny location and enjoy.

Herbs for containers and hanging baskets

The merest sprig of culinary herbs can bring zing and zest to the dullest of dishes. The ultimate freshness of a home grown harvest, straight from plant to pan, can pleasantly intensify their impact. Many can be propagated at home from cuttings or the large array of seeds offered by mail order, or purchased ready grown from your local nursery or garden centre.

Herbs may be grown in containers for the purpose of bringing them closer to hand, because of lack of garden space or simply to bring their beauty and often delightful fragrance closer to the beholder. Beautiful foliage combinations can be achieved with careful selection of the more colourful varieties. Particularly vigorous herbs such as mint need to be grown separately in their own container to confine then, preventing their constant crusade to occupy the entire garden.

There are few herbs which resent being grown in containers. Notable exceptions are tall and top heavy varieties such as Angelica and Lovage which will soon topple in heavy winds. Those which are suitable include:-

  • Rocket
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Parsley
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rosemary
  • Salad Burnet
  • Marjoram
  • Thyme
  • Sage

to name but a few. Attractiveness as well as dietary benefits can be increased by combining edible flowers with the herbs such as Violas and the peppery kick of Nasturtium blooms.

Indoor pots on the windowsill, such as Parsley and Mint provide a much needed winter crop.

Positioning of containers can be important. They ideally should be situated away from strong winds that may desiccate the young leaves of your plants. They should be close to their place of use, usually the kitchen. Most herbs prefer some sun, particularly the Mediterranean types. However some common ones can withstand light shade such as :-

  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rocket
  • Chervil
  • Chives

Some herbs struggle to recover from being bone dry so keep moist but provide good drainage so the roots are not waterlogged. Pinching and picking will ensure that plants remain bushy. Some liquid feeding during the growing season is advisable.

Annual herbs such as Coriander will die back after one season and even longer lived perennial herbs are sometimes best discarded and new ones propagated or purchased for successive seasons. They may become woody and, if more than one variety is potted in the same container, their roots will be entangled and difficult to separate.

A hanging basket will provide excellent protection from slugs and snails. However, with any plant you intend to consume, always follow the manufacturers instructions if chemicals are used to prevent pests and diseases. Please ensure you always wait for the specified period before eating any part of the treated plant.

Planting a herb hanging basket

For this hanging basket you will require:-

  • 1 x lined 14 inch/36cm hanging basket
  • Water retaining gel
  • Slow release fertilizer pellets

And the following herbs in 3.5 inch/9cm pots:-

  • 1 x Golden Marjoram
  • 1 x Curled Parsley
  • 1 x Archers Gold Thyme
  • 1 x Chives
  • 1 x Tricolour Sage

Mixing the compost

In spring or early summer line a basket if it is not already lined Cut a small slit in the base of the liner to provide drainage. Mix some compost with the manufacturers recommended amount of water retaining gel and slow release fertilizer pellets. Put a small amount of the compost in to the basket so that when the plants’ roots sit on it the top of the roots will sit an inch or so below the top of the basket so there is room to water.

Remove the pots. I have placed the Chives in the middle due to their height and cascading effect. Neatly space the four remaining herbs around the Chives.

Planting the basket

Fill in around the roots with the compost up to the level the plants were potted, gently firming it down to avoid air pockets. Water in the basket with a fine rose.

The finished basket

If it is very early in the spring it is sometimes advisable to protect the planted basket by growing on in a greenhouse or conservatory until the worst frosts have finished. Later planted baskets can be placed in their final hanging spot straight away.

You will be rewarded with a season of satisfaction and some valuable added flavour and goodness for your home cooking.

Mark Snelling

10 Edibles That Look Great in Hanging Baskets and Containers

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by AngEngland on April 4th, 2019 | No Comments “

With edible landscaping, we try to use landscape design principles in our gardens. One of these is using multiple dimensions and porch rail planters or hanging baskets can be a fabulous way of bring the plants up a level. Even beginning gardeners can take their garden to the next level by raising the plants up. This is a common pro-tip that gives everyone a chance to enjoy the edibles at eye level. Here are some favorite plants, detailed in the newly published book Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Delicious Edibles Into Your Landscape perfect for hanging baskets and containers.

    1. Begonia – Tuberous begonia are a popular hanging basket plant. The trailing foliage look beautiful draping over the edge of a basket. There are many colors available the petals of the tuberous begonia are edible. They are perfect for adding a garnish to a salad, summer sandwich, and so on. If you are sensitive to oxalic acid you should avoid tuberous begonias.
    2. Cucumbers – What? Cucumbers are vegetables you say. And you’re right about that, but they are still a plant. Pull those cucumbers out of the backyard square garden, and place them near the edge of a large hanging basket and you’ll have some beautiful foliage trailing down. Short-lived yellow flowers become interest fruit and then you can harvest right from your hanging basket.
    3. Eggplants – Another plant we’ll steal from the backyard veggie plot, eggplant has long-lasting foliage and fabulous fruit. Plant one of these in the middle of the hanging basket to fill in the center of your container planting. Lifting it higher means you’ll be able to enjoy the attractive purple fruit – usually hidden under the leaves.
    4. Nasturtium – Nasturtiums will tolerate part shade, making them great for hanging under porches where daylight is more limited. For hanging baskets I love the longer varieties like Moonlight, Tall Trailing, or the Alaska series. The round, circle foliage is really attractive and combines well with a wide variety of other plants.
    5. Parsley or interesting greens – When you’re putting together a hanging basket you can’t think only about the plants that go around the edges to trail down, but you have to think about the container as a whole. I love to include some plants in the center that will have lovely foliage to serve as a backdrop for the decorative trailing plants. Parsley, cilantro, and other interesting greens are fabulous for this role because you can continuously start new ones every couple weeks to keep the container looking full and robust. Plus some of these herbs are on my top herbs to grow list and should be considered as possibilities! http://untrainedhousewife.com/must-grow-kitchen-garden-herb-plants

Photo first appeared in Easy Container Combos: Vegetables & Flowers used courtesy of Pamela Crawford

    1. Small squash – Most people tend to think of squash like giant pumpkins winning the state fair, however there are hundreds of varieties so get creative! Choose a squash with small fruit that can hang from a container and let it grow down over the edge. I love dwarf pumpkins because the fruit is so beautiful.
    2. Sweet Potatoes – Most people grow ornamental sweet potatoes in their hanging baskets and containers, which have lovely vines with attractive foliage. However, edible sweet potatoes also have attractive foliage. I think the tubular flowers are also really pretty, although shorter lived than nasturtiums or begonias so plan on foliage being the primary attraction if you plant sweet potatoes.
    3. Thyme – Thyme is one of my favorite herbs. I’m completely biased so I love to tuck it into as many garden spaces as possible. It’s so low-maintenance and drought tolerant it will do well in containers. Plant bushy varieties like Argentus or oregano thyme to fill in gaps in the middle of your containers. Plant trailing thyme or a variety like white moss that will drape nicely at the edges. Use these herb drying techniques to preserve your harvest!

Photo courtesy of Molly Williams

  1. Tomatoes – Small tomatoes can do well in hanging baskets as long they are given enough water. Early girl varieties or cherry tomatoes will be more likely to perform well in hanging baskets since they will be less likely to split from uneven watering. Think about watering twice a day if you are using tomatoes in smaller containers off the ground. There is something very charming about the fruit spilling over the side that makes any extra watering hassle well worth while.
  2. Zucchini – Another squash variety, zucchini plants do well in containers, raised beds, and hanging baskets. There are some unusual and attractive heirloom varieties that would add even more interest with rounded or striped fruit! Try combining zucchini with another herb or plant that will fill in the bulk of the container more like thyme or sage for an attractive combination.

If your gardening space is limited, or you want to create interest by using plants at multiple levels, consider how edible plants can lend themselves to an overall edible garden design. By combining professional landscape techniques, with rockstar edible plant varieties, you can truly have the best of both worlds.

To find out more, check out the Gardening Like a Ninja book, or consider picking up the Gardening Like a Ninja Edible Landscaping Course bundle. The bundle includes 12 online lessons plus a full-color paperback book delivered right to your door!

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If space is premium, but you still want to grow your favorite herbs, then try these 17 Hanging Herb Garden Ideas!

The mini hanging herb garden can be hanged on a wall or from the ceiling; it’s really up to you. It takes some very accessible materials such as hardware cloth, wire, and fence and some time to recreate this. Click here to see the DIY post!

2. Mason Jar Garden

Mason jars are so versatile, and you can use them to grow herbs vertically. A wooden board, mason jars, herbs, and a few other supplies are required to complete this DIY project. The step by step tutorial is here!

Also Read: Mason Jar Uses in the Garden

3. Pallet Herb Garden

Follow this pallet living wall tutorial to make a pallet herb garden for yourself that you can hang on the wall. Learn more here!

4. Hanging Buckets Herb Garden

This DIY project includes a cabinet door, three buckets, hangers and hooks, and a few other supplies. Learn more here!

5. Crooked Pot Herb Garden

Put a metal rod through the middle of the pots to keep them from falling. Suitable for balconies, windowsills, and patios, see the step by step DIY idea here!

6. Shoe Rack Herb Garden

Follow this DIY hanging herb garden project to turn any ordinary shoe rack into a creative hanging garden. Learn more here!

7. Wine Bottle Holder Herb Garden

Find a wine bottle holder to make this useful indoor herb garden. Just position it horizontally and plant your herbs on the pint glasses, and there you go. The step by step DIY article is here!

8. DIY Copper Rack Herb Garden

One of the best Hanging Herb Garden Ideas! A DIY copper rack is used to make this potholder, brilliant for small spaces.

9. DIY Hanging Herb Garden from Gutters

A great way to grow your favorite herbs, where space is premium. Learn more here!

10. DIY Coffee Can Upside Down Herb Garden

This hanging herb garden grows upside down and looks just fine if you are thinking of growing herbs a few herbs in your kitchen near a sunny window. The step by step DIY tutorial is here!

11. DIY Wall Garden

Although the succulents are planted in it, you can plant a whole lot of your favorite herbs in this garden wall. The DIY project is here!

12. Coffee Cup Hanging Herb Garden

This hanging coffee cup herb garden looks so unique. The step by step tutorial is here to follow!

13. Old Shoes Hanging Herb Garden

If you’re looking to do something unusual, try this idea. Just hang your old shoes from their laces, fill them with dirt and plant some herbs, you can also provide some additional support with the wire to restrict them to their place.

14. Macrame Hanging Herb Garden

Craft a beautiful macrame hanging herb garden, the new focal point and conversation piece of your kitchen with the tutorial available here!

Also Read: 51 Indoor Hanging Garden Ideas

15. Hanging Kitchen Herb Garden in Mason Jars with Command Hooks

Grow your favorite herbs right in your kitchen with this hanging herb garden idea. The step by step DIY is easy to follow. Click here for the tutorial!

16. Vertical Herb Garden from Bottle Tops

This idea is creative and fun to do. Use old soda bottles– cut them from the top and fasten them upside down on to the board and plant your hanging herb garden. The tutorial is here!

17. Ladder Herb garden

Not very difficult to assemble and works well if you’re short of space as it provides growing space vertically. The DIY tutorial is here!

37 Cool Hanging Herb Garden Ideas To Grow Your Favorite Herbs Indoors

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Hanging herb garden is the modern way to grow herbs all year long, they are essential in a home as you need a variety of herbs for your cooking, and also beautifies your home.

Hanging herb gardens are simple to build. However, most persons are unable to do it, because they were clueless as to how to begin.

Below are 36 cool hanging herb garden ideas to grow your favorite herbs indoors and outdoors, with step by step instruction on creating each of them.

1. DIY Window Hang Garden

This idea here is to build and hang herb planters on your window. The plants would receive sufficient sunlight through the window, while also beautifying your home.

To make this window plan, you would need a few items including hooks, shower curtain, and glasses. One beautiful thing about this set is that you can easily integrate it to any window in your home that receives sufficient sunlight.

2. String-Held Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

The effect of fresh herbs on your cooking is undisputable. It’s cool having to rush to the groceries whenever you need them. However, it will be better and less of a burden if you can access your favorite herbs whenever you want to.

You can make this hanging herb garden indoors or outside, depending on where you have enough space.

3. Tin Can Hang Herb Garden

The cravings for fresh and tasty herbs are always a little way ahead of the season and growing your herbs saves you money and time. During the winter, it could be too cold to plant outside, however, with this hanging herb garden; you can grow herbs indoors.

4. Hanging Flower Tins

If you are still searching for the right DIY herb garden project for your home, then you should consider this plan. It involves using Tin Cans to make hanging wall planter that can be hanged on the fence or wall. This is amongst low budget hanging herb ideas that can cost you next to nothing. You would only need the cans and a few other materials.

5. DIY Vertical Hanging Garden

A DIY herb garden is essential for your home, especially if you enjoy fresh leaves and herbs. This vertical herb planter is easy to create project that can turn a part of your home into a beautiful and helpful garden.

It involves poring small holes (according to the size of the clay pot) on plywood and placing clay pots in it. When you put the pot into the flat plywood, it would hold the pot.

6. Shelve-Style Hanging Garden Planters

DIY projects like these are designed to add warmth to our homes and help make life easier. This project involves building a DIY hanging planter to place clay pots for herbs.

The design is three steps box-like wooden shelves held together with strong ropes, while the clay pots are placed on it. You can set it outside or indoors.

7. DIY Macramé Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

It’s always hard accessing fresh herbs during winter. The thought of even going to the groceries in the cold could make one lose appetite. However, you can relive summer all year long, by making this indoor herb planter. This project blends fashionable copper with macramé and is super easy to make.

You can follow the step by step instruction to make this indoor herb garden and enjoy your unique delicacies all year long.

8. The Cutest Hanging Herb Garden

It could be strenuous having to go to the groceries every time you need to use your favourite herb in your recipes, not to mention the cost and the time you may spend going to and fro.

Making this hanging plants garden relieves you of the stress and the cost. You will be able to get enough herbs for your cake and other culinary. It also provides an exceptional beautification for your home. Each clay pot is held to one another with wood and rope.

9. Hanging Herb Mason Jars

Everyone loves fresh herbs, and it only gets better when you can easily access it at no cost, an excellent reward for growing a herb garden. Also, you get to avoid waste, as you would get the right portion you need at that moment.

This project involves making a kitchen herb garden where you can grow your favorite herbs. It’s not only easy to undertake, but also cost very little and can be done by anyone old enough to handle a clay pot.

10. Upside down Herb Hanging Garden

There numerous excellent reasons why you need to have a hanging herb garden in your home. Apart from having unlimited access to your favorite herbs, it also provides a dazzling display in any part of the house is placed.

Following this tutorial, you can make a simple DIY hanging garden for your home.

11. Two Steps Hanging Herb planters

Individual packages of herbs are costly at the store, and your delicacy may not be as tasty without them. To save money, you can take out a few hours from your schedule to build this DIY indoor garden.

12. Window-Mounted Garden Planter

Have your favorite herbs at your fingertips for your cooking adventure by making this window hanging herb garden. Follow this simple guide to create your own unique kitchen herb garden to grow your herbs.

By placing this simple hanging herb garden in your sunny kitchen window, you are sure to get unlimited access to fresh herbs for your cooking needs all year round.

13. DIY hanging Metal Planter

Everyone enjoys the fantastic taste and smell of herbs, be it children, parents or grandparents. Many herbs grow best when it’s placed in a sunny location. The design is a metal cone cut-in-half and held firmly on both sides to a pole with two ropes.

You can then plant the herbs directly on the cone.

14. DIY Basket Hanging Herb Garden

If you have recently been to the groceries store to buy packaged fresh herbs, you would realize that prices are quite high.

Save money by making a hanging herb garden. The DIY project involves building a basket hanging garden, something different from the traditional garden setting.

The project is easy to make and requires no particular skill.

15. Industrial Style DIY Hanging Garden

The design for this DIY hanging garden was inspired by an industrial environment. You can utilize this vertical hanging garden with any plant and not just herbs.

The design requires you to cut a circle into some pieces of wood to hold the planter.

Hanging herb garden Image via: diyfunideas.com

16. Hanging Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Having a little garden make it easier to get fresh herbs when cooking. This is amongst outdoor herb garden ideas tailored to help you plant and effectively grow your fresh herbs in cups. You would need to put tiny pebbles at the bottom of the Cans to prevent root damage.

Hanging Herb Garden Image via: bystephanielynn.com

17. Hanging Herb Garden For Patio

With some fresh herb garden ideas, and fresh herbs, summer is always cool, and this patio garden idea is just the perfect fit.

You can follow this guide to build a small garden to grow your herbs.

18. The Movable Hanging Herb Garden

There are so many reasons why a garden is a necessity in your home. Apart from the fact that it gives you access to fresh herbs and veggies, you also get to save money and time.

The garden idea involves making a hanging garden that can be moved from one place to another. It’s very cheap to build and only takes a few hours work.

19. Water Bottle Hanging Herb Garden

It’s always tricky figuring how to make herb planter, especially when you are new to DIY projects. This wall-mounted herb can be made from recycled materials and can be mounted right next to the door. This hanging garden sure guarantees you a constant supply of fresh herbs.

20. Large Macrame Wall Hanging

Herbs have a freshening fragrance that usually perfumes the atmosphere they are planted. With a DIY hanging herb garden around your home, you need to continually water the plants, and it would keep looking beautiful while providing you with the required nutrient.

21. DIY Indoor Hanging Herb Garden with Ecoscraps

Planting herbs in your backyard garden during the winter is a bad idea; however, following a DIY plan, you can quickly build an inexpensive DIY indoor hanging herb garden, which you can use to grow the exact herbs you desire.

One great reason of growing your herbs is that you get the exact amount you need, and that helps to reduce waste.

22. Hanging Coffee Can Herb Garden

Fresh herbs are a great way to spice up your cooking game. Herbs help makes your dished taste incredibly amazing. All you have to do is to plant the herbs and water them continue to enjoy this wonderful treat.

This hanging herb garden is the perfect addition to your kitchen, it’s made with old coffee Cans.

23. Our Shoe Holder Herb Garden

This DIY herbs garden was born out of creativity and a desire to utilize available resources judiciously. It involves using a shoe holder as a planter.

The plants are placed in the compartments meant for the shoes, and it’s continuously watered. This project is incredibly inexpensive and is the perfect idea to grow your herbs.

24. Mason Jar Hanging Herb Garden

Having this DIY hanging planter in the house will provide a nice homey ambience.

You can build your garden following this idea. This is just the perfect weekend project for you.

25. DIY Floating Shelf

You can’t even imagine how easy it is to make this DIY floating shelf. It’s also amazingly comfortable to build. The project is a modern shelve display for plants and decorations.

26. Copper Rack Hanging Herb Gardens

This project is one of the modern window ideas that would teach you how to turn your kitchen into a productive herb garden. This project involves building modern hanging planters. It involves making copper racks and using them to hold potted herbs.

Image via: homemade-modern.com

27. Makedo Hanging Herb Garden

Showcase your creativity by creating this quick and easy to make herb planter. This hanging herb garden is made with yoghurt containers; you can source for the containers around your home and follow the guide to build it quickly. You would also need string or any other strong trapping material to hang the herb garden.

28. DIY Wooden Hanging Planter

Liven up your home with a little greenery and natural perfume from herb plants. This herb planter combines fun materials to deliver a modern yet rustic feel to any room. After planting, you need to water the plants according to each plant’s needs.

29. Hanging Herb Garden with Galvanized Metal Mesh

This hanging garden plan is perfect when you have little space. It involves making a square wooden frame with galvanized metal mesh, where the clay pots are hanged. You can attach an assortment of potted herbs.

30. DIY Hanging Recycled Herb Garden

This DIY hanging herb idea can be made with recycled materials such as pill bottles, plastic frame. You can create little holes at the bottom, to give more space for the root.

31. Hanging Herb Garden

Move your herb garden indoors, and enjoy fresh flavor all year long; both in winter and summer. Follow this guide to build a simple hanging herb garden. Its designed in a way that rectangular boxes hold the flower pots containing the herb.

32. Great Indoor Herb Garden Idea

Planting your herbs garden in the backyard is outdated. The current trend is to make the herb planter inside your house, to enjoy it all year round, be it winter or summer. You can make this planter and start planting item in your living room or kitchen.

33. Easy DIY Hanging Herb Garden

This DIY garden idea shows how to make a hanging garden with wine bottles and copper tubes. This project is perfect, especially when you are short of space to plant outside. It’s the ideal project to carry out during the winter. The copper tubing is used as a central annex for the garden.

34. Water Bottle Hanging Herb Garden

Instead of spending so much on buying from the store, you can make your special garden to grow your favorite herbs following the step by step guide. The idea is to make the herb garden using water bottles.

35. Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

The sense of accomplishment that comes with doing things yourself can be addictive. You would feel powerful, creative and also save money in the process. Showcase your skill by making this simple DIY herb garden.

36. Custom Potted Hanging Herb Garden DIY

The project is straightforward to make, yet beautiful. You can complete the whole project with just a few hours job. It involves creating a potted hanging herb garden that you can attach to your ceiling. By hanging your plants from the ceiling, you also keep them safe from pets and kids.

37- Crooked Pot Herb Garden

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Conclusively, Herbs makes our cooking taste great; they also provide us with a lot of essential nutrients. You can save the cost of fuel and purchases by making one of the DIY herb garden ideas listed above.

Planting Herbs in Hanging Baskets

Planting herbs in a hanging basket is a pretty and useful way to grow herbs and it’s perfect for those with limited space!

THE CONTAINER

You’ll want something good sized (12-16 inches wide and at least 12 inches deep). Wire baskets work nicely and look especially good with herbs. Use sphagnum moss, coco-fibre or other organic materials to line the basket. You can also use black plastic (poke holes) or burlap to line for a cheap fix. I have a very large wicker basket with a handle that I’m going to plant this year. If a basket is not made for hanging, buy hooks and chain and the hardware. You can also add a swivel made for fishing-they come in all sizes and attach it to the hook. BE SURE what you are hanging it from is sturdy enough. I’ve had good luck with wrought iron hangers that are screwed in to fence or porch posts. If you look in the house plant section you’ll find some good ones and for some reason they were cheaper then the ones in the garden department.

THE LOCATION

You’ll need at least 4 hours of sun-more if possible. Try to shelter the basket from the wind, or at least move it on extra windy days. Use a good container soil, and if you are using herbs like mint or basil, you’ll want a pretty fertile mixture. The Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary, thyme, lavender or sage need a little sand added.

THE PLANTS

Here are some ideas— A lemon basket: use lemon thyme, lemon balm, lemon basil and a pretty yellow edible flower such as a pansy, moonlight nasturtiums (creamy yellow), or calendula.

A spicy basket: Choose a small hot pepper plant (Thai pepper are nice) for the middle and around it plant basil (lime and cinnamon), lemon thyme, and oregano. All of these can be used for salsa!

A Summer Salad Basket: Plant nasturtiums, fernleaf dill, parsley, and a cherry tomato plant.

A Fragrance Basket: Try a chocolate mint, scented geraniums, and lavender or any other herb that you love the smell of. Look for dwarf varieties if possible, but they stay smaller in containers, so experiment!

An Italian Basket: Use basil, oregano, marjoram, garlic chives and a pepper plant in the middle. There is a dwarf variety called Jingle Bells that is not only charming, but the little peppers can be stuffed!

PLANTING:

Soak the moss liner for quite a few hours or even overnight. Line the basket with whatever you are using and add the soil. Place the plants in the soil-crumbling peat pots off the roots if they had them-Place the largest/tallest herb in the middle and around it plant the others. You can fit them in quite closely. Water well, and hang. Watch the container closely to determine how often it will need watering. Larger containers do dry out slower than smaller ones, and herbs like it fairly dry, but you shouldn’t let the soil dry out at anytime. Feed the herbs with an organic fertilizer of some type-but never use chemicals. Pinch the plants out from the middle after planting to help them busy out. Harvest as you would in the garden!

NOTES: I haven’t tried this, but I’ve read of planting cherry tomato plants from UNDERNEATH the hanging basket (drilling holes if necessary), and putting annual herbs about them, so they grow hanging-basically upside down. They must be in full sun where it will expose all the plants. A unique idea! for instructions to grow full sized hanging tomatoes.

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