Nothing is better than cooking with fresh herbs you’ve collected from your own indoor herb garden.
Or so I’m told.
As of late, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen with fresh herbs. Or not-so-fresh ones either, for that matter. But I think that is all about to change.
Historically, the kitchen hasn’t been my stomping ground. Don’t get me wrong; I do know how to cook – I’m especially good at slow-cooker meals and Thanksgiving turkey (yeah, go figure). And I can follow a recipe. But I’m usually spending more time creating a beautiful tablescape than preparing what we’ll eat there.
Lately my daughter has been having fun cooking up some healthy meals at her house. When I shop with her, she likes to buy everything fresh. With all these wonderful meals she’s making, I started to get interested in trying some new recipes …and using fresh herbs.
I don’t have a green thumb by any stretch of the imagination. Quite the opposite – I swear I kill silk plants. I need to have live plants in a location where I can see them every day, otherwise…out of sight, out of mind. That’s how we started talking about having an indoor herb garden. Not only do they provide you with fresh ingredients, they’re a pretty accessory for your kitchen. Bringing plants into a room adds color, texture, and a wonderful natural element. They make a space come alive and feel more inviting.
And indoor herb gardens are a great alternative if you have limited outdoor space. Plus, you can use them year-round. No worrying about unforgiving weather conditions.
Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
So far on the blog, I haven’t posted many DIY projects. However, as I was looking for ideas for us, I found so many creative DIY ideas that I had to share them with you. I hope you enjoy these 10 ideas for creating your own indoor herb garden.
1 I have a friend that collects teacups. This is such an interesting way to display them. You can make a beautiful herb garden with teacups found at thrift stores or garage sales. You could also do this with cute bowls.
2 Some of the best ideas are the simplest. An old box makes a wonderfully rustic herb garden. I bet this would work with an old wooden drawer, too….hmmmmm. Tutorial: Design Sponge
3 A hook rack is perfect for suspending glass jars of herbs from handle hangers. Some options are mason jars, glasses, or vases. Make sure they have a lip to hold the hanger. Tutorial: Itsy Bits and Pieces
4 Do you recognize the wine rack in this picture? Yup. It’s the Vurm Wine Rack from Ikea. I had one of these laying around my house for the longest while. I finally give it to my daughter. Hmmm; I wonder if I’ll be seeing this herb garden at her house. Tutorial: Curbly
5 Mason jars are quite popular for indoor herb gardens and this project uses them in a very creative way. The vertical design makes it ideal for kitchens with limited space. Tutorial: Camille Styles
6 Here’s another idea for a vertical garden. These hanging buckets weren’t featured as herb gardens, but they could easily be used as such. The slim style makes them perfect for small kitchens. Tutorial: Room*6
7 Aluminum or decorative kitchen canisters make fun pots. And they’ll be right at home in the kitchen.
8 Here’s an idea that up-cycles tin cans. Mix and match the paper to fit your decor, the season, or a special holiday. Tutorial: Loveshack Chic
9 Start saving those cans for another cute herb garden project. I love the touch of red ribbon and the labels. Did you notice the scissors; they’re ready for snippin’!
10 Vertical planters are real space-savers and this one is no different. It doesn’t take much to create this convenient herb garden. Tutorial: Pioneer Settler
Are you ready to start cooking with fresh herbs?
An indoor herb garden is such a wonderful addition to any kitchen. Not only does it add something to the decor, but its also very practical. Having your own fresh herbs will save you money and enhance your meals.
With so many charming ideas, I’m not sure which one is my favorite. Do you have any tips for growing a successful indoor herb garden? I’d love for you to share them. I know I could use all the help I can get.
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