There are many benefits to growing herbs in containers. When they’re portable, you can find their preferred sun and shade locations, and keep them close to the kitchen for cooking. Plus, they can be living, edible works of art. Come have a look at these creative planter options.
If you’re new to growing herbs, this sun chart is helpful.
Portable Edible Garden Art
I struggled to grow herbs for years until I started using raised garden beds and containers. Ding ding! Then, because I could control the soil, water, sun, and shade, everything came together. You quickly learn which herbs like which spots on your patio, balcony or in your garden.
Because herbs in containers can be so forgiving, the opportunity to dress them up in creative and quirky containers is wide open.
Here’s some ideas from various creative gardeners.
7 Creative Ways to Grow Herbs
1 Pallet herb garden | Empress of Dirt
I saw this pallet garden on a home garden tour. There’s more photos at the bottom of this post.
2 DIY Fairy Herb Garden | Empress of Dirt on eBay
Sweet way to combine potted herbs with fairy garden accessories.
3 Potted Herb Gardens | Sensible Gardening & Living
When deer are a problem, keeping edibles including herbs in pots close to the house is convenient for the cook and uninviting for the critters.
4 Make a Living Herbal Wreath | Garden Matter
You can make this project using herbs or other annuals.
5 Easy DIY Macramé Hanger | Sow & Dipity
This DIY macramé hanger features three tiers for hanging herbs in your kitchen. In about an hour you can easily put this together using simple materials.
6 Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot | Garden Matter
This strawberry pot herb garden saves space and makes a great gift.
7 DIY Windowsill Window boxes | Our Fairfield Home & Garden
What can you do to keep the growing season going? Make an indoor windowsill window box and bring the garden in!
Pallet Herb Garden
Here’s a fun idea I saw on a local garden tour this summer. Before planting food crops in a pallet, you need to be sure the wood is food safe. Pallets have stamps on them indicating how the wood has been treated. The stamps vary by country so examine your pallet and look up the code. In Canada they tend to be pressure and heat treated. Personally, this makes me want to be cautious and just use them as container holders.
This pallet planter looks really good mounted on the fence.
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