I love cooking with fresh herbs, but they can be so expensive at the grocery store and even the local farmer’s market. Plus isn’t it a pain when you just need a few leaves of sage, but have to buy the whole package? I’ve tried to keep indoor herb gardens in the past with no luck– even though I appreciate gardening, I have a black thumb that prevents my plants from thriving. I saw this vertical herb garden on The Chew, and immediately thought, that might just stay alive with very little input from me! Now I have a place to grow fresh herbs that I can easily move in or outdoors at any time!
- Piece of wood at least 6 inches wide with a 1/2 inch thickness
- Starter herbs in dirt (I used thyme, rosemary and basil in one planter, and oregano, sage and parsley in another)
- 3 1/4 inch screws and screwdriver/power drill
- 3 empty metal cans
- Chalkboard paint, white paint
Paint your board white (or any color you would like) and let dry.
Attach the cans to the board with the screws (drill the hole through the can first, then into the board). Tipping them at an angle helps with drainage.
Use chalkboard paint to create rectangular labels under each can and one at the top. Use tape to get close to perfect edges.
Put a handful of pebbles at the bottom of each can to assist with drainage.
Fluff out the roots of the starter herb plants and gently place into the cans. Add plant names to labels.
TA DA! Your own indoor/outdoor versatile vertical herb garden! Spritz with a spray bottle of water daily, and say hello to your green thumb!