Add a pretty and practical hint of green to your kitchen with a DIY magnetic herb garden you can stick on the fridge. You'll love having fresh ingredients so close and convenient! 
Read step by step instructions after the video.

Nothing beats fresh herbs when it comes to cooking a meal. Unfortunately, potted plants can be bulky, taking up much-needed counter space and making quite the mess. That's why we've developed a way to take your plants off your counter, while still keeping them within reach. Simply magnetize your garden and stick it to the fridge. Plus, the process couldn't be easier—we've broken it down into three simple steps. Check out how we made a magnetic herb garden for flavorful meals and indoor gardening.

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Start to finish 30 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Planting

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Label the Containers

The first thing you'll want to do is label your containers. Use a plain black permanent marker or a color that coordinates with your kitchen decor. The same goes for any decorative touches you add to your planter. Allow any permanent marker to fully dry before moving on.

Step 2

Plant Herbs

Next, transfer the herbs from the pot to their new home. Use the spoon to carefully dig out the root ball and replant it in the magnetic pot. Be careful not to dig too close to the plant's stems or you may cut into the sensitive roots, cutting off nutrients needed for your herbs continued growth. Repeat with all types of herbs. 

Step 3

Arrange on Fridge

Place planters on the fridge. Mist with a spray bottle as needed. If your herbs start looking like they need some love, take them off the fridge and place them in a sunny spot for a few hours every day—a cleared spot by the windowsill should work just fine. 

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    How difficult was this project?
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    June 15, 2018
    Where do you find the magnetic herb pots?