Portable Indoor Herb Garden

Learn how easy it is to create a convenient, vintage-inspired herb garden that you can move to and from the windowsill, sink, prep area, or stove.

Learn how easy it is to create a convenient, vintage-inspired herb garden that you can move to and from the windowsill, sink, prep area, and stove.

This DIY and convenient herb garden is not only simple to make, but its vintage appearance is a charming addition to any kitchen. To start out, you'll need potting soil, assorted herbs, pebbles for drainage, chalk, chalk labels, Mason jars, and a vintage milk bottle carrier.

Cover Bottom of Jars with Pebbles

Begin by preparing each jar for planting. Cover the bottom of the jar with pebbles, ensuring they are distributed evenly.

Fill With Potting Mix and Plant Herb

Fill each jar with potting mix atop the pebbles and plant the herb.

Here are some easy-to-grow herbs.

Apply Chalk Labels

Whether you decide to plant thyme, mint, or basil -- write down the names of the herbs on your chalk stickers and apply to the designated plants.

Place Planted Herb in Milk Carrier

Now you can easily move your favorite herbs from your windowsill to the sink, stovetop, or food prep station!

1 Comment

  1. 2 questions: 1. I cannot seem to find this old style milk carrier, where could I find it? 2. How much herb can you prune off before you damage the growth. thank-you it looks like a great project and I already have most of the materials.

    1. You aren't going to damage the plant by "pruning" the growth. You are going to either use it in cooking, or you can dry bunches for later use.

    2. I found mine at Wal Mart in May 2018. Don’t know if they still have them. Maybe check on line.

    3. So far I have seen them at Michaels,Joanns, Marshalls, TJ Max, Homegoods,Target. They are out there, with me it is a hit or miss. At Michaels I brought a pallot wood storage box (did not paint it)lined the bottom n sides with plastic, filled it with moss, soil and a few herbs for a friends BBQ's.



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