They say even the blandest dish can be saved with fresh herbs, so it’s good to always have a lush array of greens at arms-length. Get some inspiration for growing a unique indoor garden and infuse both your cooking and your kitchen with flavor.
A great advantage of popular herbs is that they grow as happily indoors as they do outside and in general make few demands. Besides, they don’t need any special dress-up to beautifully transform a windowsill. However, if you feel like having a little DIY fun or want a really spectacular green display, check out these fancy ideas for indoor herb gardens:
1. Mason jar herb garden
Made from a found piece of wood, pipe clamps and a few thrifted Mason jars, this fabulous hanging herb garden makes a great DIY project. Its scope can be varied depending on how keen a gardener you are. Use only one narrow wood plank with 3 or 4 jars or go for several planks hung one next to another if you want to grow a bigger selection of herbs. Attach the jars with pipe clamps and use chalkboard paint to make spaces for erasable labels.
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2. Old shelf and Mason jar herb planter
Cut our holes in an old shelf and make a herb planter that doubles as unique kitchen décor. Get a matching chalkboard to jot down shopping necessities, menus, recipes or loving messages for your family.
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3. Multi-tiered herb display
Buy identical pots or use any vessel that falls into your hands: metal tea boxes, coffee mugs, spray-painted jars, etc. Plants arranged in levels will always make an appealing decoration.
4. Vintage tea cup herb garden
From now on, every time you see a beautiful vintage teacup on a yard sale, snatch it up without deliberation and grow your chic herb collection. If you’re a DIY enthusiast, make a set of stamped spoon plant markers to round up the effect.
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5. Strawberry jar lamp
Strawberry jars are a common choice for growing herbs, but upgrade yours into a lamp and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind marriage of art and function. It’s easier than you think.
6. Vintage herb planting station
If you have enough space by the window, arrange your herbs on a vintage kitchen island together with a metal watering can and other accessories to invoke a time-honored feel.
7. Freestanding vertical garden
The “living wall” concept is gearing up for huge popularity in home design . Why not have an impressive vertical garden in your kitchen? This freestanding planter with 40 planting cells is available at Sonoma-Williams.
8. Chalkboard herb planter
A variation on the freestanding vertical garden, this chalkboard planter mounts securely to the wall and literally brings it to life. Get yourself a ready-made product or use it as an inspiration for a challenging DIY project (think sheets of felt with pockets for potted plants).
9. Miroir en Herbe herb planter
Miroir en Herbe is an ultramodern turn on growing herbs. The plants slide along the wall, casting reflections on the sides of the containers and turning your indoor garden into an evolving work of art.
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10. Pallet planter
Last but not least, here comes the shining star of repurposing projects – the shipping pallet. If you can’t afford a ready-made vertical garden planter, this will be ideal! You will need landscaping fabric, staple gun and other accessories, plus it will not be ready in half an hour, but all in all, the final effect is worth the money and the time spent.
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