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Picking up fresh herbs at a local farmers market is definitely a foodie luxury, but it doesn't hold a candle to harvesting fragrant, just-plucked seasonings right from your own kitchen. If you've always wanted to create an indoor herb garden but weren't sure
Picking up fresh herbs at a local farmers market is definitely a foodie luxury, but it doesn't hold a candle to harvesting fragrant, just-plucked seasonings right from your own kitchen. If you've always wanted to create an indoor herb garden but weren't sure how, our favorite eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes has got a wonderfully useful DIY project for you. Summer and her handy dad recently created a beautiful herb garden right on her kitchen wall using just a few mason jars, recycled wood pieces and other inexpensive materials, and we're really impressed by the result. Click through our gallery for a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to make a similar garden in your home, or read on for Summer's fun video documenting the process.

MATERIALS

- mason jars - hose clamps - screws - recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want) - glue to adhere the board to your wall before you secure with screws - charcoal - stones for drainage - and herbs of course! (basil, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender are some delightful options) - a drill - a pencil

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6 Comments

  1. dfish58k January 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I love this idea you make it look so so easy..my wall in the kitchen is west facing hope herbs do ok for me…thank you and your dad for post….

  2. Lynn Ferda December 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Too bad almost none of the plants are actually herbs. Eating these houseplants is not recommended!

  3. sabu July 2, 2013 at 1:43 am

    really its very intresting as i am botanist and i also thought to do like this ,now i shall also try this in my kitchen.can u give me some more ideas for this

  4. Alex Skopis June 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I would probably hang a growlamp over the herb shelf because my kitchen doesnt have the best sun exposure.

    You can probably recycle jars instead of buying mason jars (pickle, etc.), since those clamps are easily adjustable.

  5. lester mclaughlin April 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    how do you water – without rotten routes?

  6. irene mclaughlin April 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    how do you water – without rotten routes?