Space-Saving Ways to Grow an Herb Garden

 

People have come to appreciate the benefits of having a garden in their own home. Aside from creating a pleasant and relaxing ambiance, it can also be a source of kitchen flavors or nutrition for some homemakers. This is through placing an herb or vegetable garden in your backyard. Those who don’t have backyards may start their own indoor gardens using different sizes of pots for their plants. People who live in space challenged homes can explore the following options to make room for their herb gardens.

Window sill herb garden
Window sill herb garden (image via http://ducksoven.blogspot.com)

1. Counter Top Herb Garden. The kitchen is one of the ideal places to have an herb garden, given that these fresh produce are mostly used in flavoring or garnishing dishes. Those who have available space in their kitchen counter or tabletops can utilize them for growing herbs. You can make use of old pails and old food containers as pots for your herbs to help the environment too.

2. Window Sill Herb Garden. Homemakers who want a less cramped kitchen can utilize the available space in the window sill for their favorite herbs. A small ledge or rack can be installed just outside the window sill where they can place the herb pots. They also have the option to use one large pot for all their herbs or put each herb in its own small pot.

3. Vertical Herb Garden. Recycling or up-cycling practices can also be used for space-saving techniques in an indoor garden. You can use an old ladder, shoe racks, or hanging shoe or wardrobe organizer to have your own vertical herb garden. Secure these items up against a wall and layer your pots of herb in it with the use of “S” hooks. This is one of the latest trends in indoor gardening that provides an efficient use of space. It enables you to grow a dozen herbs in your kitchen by making use of approx 3 sq. ft. of floor space.

herb garden
Vertical indoor herb garden – image via http://www.3girlsholistic.com
2 Comments
  1. that vertical herb garden looks cool. also, i’ve read that mint will take over a whole container and shouldnt be planted together in the same container as other plants.

    one nitpick- when i’m typing here, the font is a very light greyscale and its hard to read.

  2. These tips are very helpful. Thanks for the interesting and informative article!

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