Healthy eating, organic produce, home-grown food, are a few trending terms in the recent few years. And while we are at that, who wouldn’t enjoy a warm wholesome home-made meal with some fresh herbs for a beautiful garnishing! Now, are you on the lookout for some perfect DIY herb garden ideas? Are you wondering what it takes to make an indoor herb garden?
Top Herb Garden Ideas
Here are some ideas to choose from.
Window Sill Herb Garden
A sunny window by the kitchen is your perfect spot for an indoor herb garden – it is just at an arm’s length for you which will make you flavor your food with fresh herbs more often, and also makes your kitchen look pretty and brimming with life. You can pick an elongated windowbox to avoid losing space, and combine herbs that complement each other to thrive peacefully.
Bring out the mason jars lying in your cabinets, and line them up along the sill of your window. Petite and pretty, these jars will allow you to grow your herbs separately while being a delightful sight to the eyes. Alternatively, you can paint each of those mason jars in bright colors to have an interesting DIY herb garden at the rather plain and dull sill.
Raised beds are quite common among outdoor herb garden ideas. An easy DIY installation, raised herb beds are versatile and can be made with old wood, wood pallets or some extra bricks that may be lying around. A raised bed spanning a considerable length along your garden will allow you to grow your herbs separately yet together. The major advantage of having a raised bed for you DIY herb garden is the control over soil type that you fill in.
Cheers to the good old potting way of gardening! Get some pots and place them in a corner of the patio to enhance the look and feel of your garden. Terracotta pots are your classic choice if you wish to grow your herbs in potted plants. This will allow each herb to take the space they need to grow while containing the spread of herbs like mint. The other choice for pots is to pick the ones that come as a vibrantly printed set that stands out.
Vertical Herb Garden
If faced with a space constraint, an easy way out is to opt for a vertical herb garden. Use ladder stands with a varied pot shapes and sizes , hang up pallets on backyard walls and use the open gaps, create shelves and place your pots over it or pick a stepped potting ladder meant specifically for this. Not only will it help you to save space in your garden, it will also highlight a wall or a corner of your choice. You may want to plan it so to have your coffee table close by, and the fresh aromas of the herbs can linger away as you sip your coffee on a pleasant morning.
Any disposable items from your home – old tin buckets, your seemingly-antique chest of drawers, old garden equipment such as the water cans and wheelbarrows, or the salvaged bathroom sink – gather them all, and convert a small part of your garden into a dedicated DIY herb garden space. The old-school rustic charm these juxtaposed elements will bring about, will be drool-worthy making it probably the highlight of your garden.
Bring in variation and excitement to your backyard garden by developing a hanging herb garden. Your choices vary from regular round pots to tins to pots in varied shapes and sizes. Get them to hang at a height which is easily accessible for your to enjoy some home-grown produce in your daily diet.
You can also develop a corner of your backyard as a herb garden by growing your herbs directly in the ground. No special accessories, the natural ground cover will be the bed for your herb garden. You may edge the bed with bricks to keep the delicate herbs safe and contained within the bed.
Combined Herb Gardening
Herb garden ideas such as this one is yet again for someone with space constraints. Indoor or outdoor, whichever you choose, this DIY herb garden idea primarily identifies the herbs that can flourish together in the same soil. Combine 2 or 3 herbs in a pot and plant them besides each other, that way, you’ll have a variety of fresh home-grown herbs in a minimum number of pots.
The latest craze, hydroponics is a fast-catching trend for growing organic home-grown produce. A method that uses water instead of regular soil, a variety of herbs can be grown using hydroponics. You may use old mason jars, bottles or tin cans for your hydroponic herb garden. We would recommend you to do some research in case you opt for hydroponics for growing a successful hydroponic herb garden at your home!
With such a wide range of gardening options, get your tastebuds tingling and experience the high of some fresh aromatic herbs today, tomorrow, and everyday. The therapeutic effects of gardening is an added bonus!