Love adding fresh herbs to your meals? With your own vertical herb garden, it couldn't be easier!
Read on to find out how to make a stylish wall-mounted herb garden with minimal time and effort! And this DIY herb garden works indoors or outdoors too!
How to start a vertical herb garden
A vertical herb garden is a great way to have your herbs close by, and ready to use. To grow herbs in containers hanging on a wall, you'll need to choose herbs that can thrive in small pots. Herbs such as thyme, parsley, oregano, and chives stay small, so are perfect for wall growing. Cascading herbs, such as prostrate rosemary and mint, work well, too. Here’s what to do.
What you need
- Herbs in pots
- VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape
What to do
Step 1 – Choose your containers
If you're putting your vertical herb garden on an outdoor deck, balcony or patio, you'll need containers with drainage holes.
However, for an indoor vertical herb garden, choose pots that will catch any runoff water so it doesn't drip on the floor.
Plastic pots are the most obvious choice, but you can get decorative with metal or antique pots indoors, too.
Step 2 – Choose your plants
Next, pick your plants. Select small herb plants that you’ll be growing and pot them in the container with potting soil. Water them well.
Step 3 – Attach your planters to the wall
Find a sunny spot indoors and place VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape to the wall and the hook to the back of the pot. Attach the pot to the wall.
Strong hook and loop tape makes it easy to remove the pot for harvesting and watering easy because it’s easy to attach and reattach to the wall.
Step 4 – Harvest your herb garden often
Last but not least, harvesting your vertical herb garden often is important to keep the herbs producing more leaves and shoots and to keep the plant small.
Simply by hanging your vertical herb garden on the wall with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty Tape, you can have fresh ingredients for your favorite meal a few steps away.
Let us know if you have a go at making your own DIY herb garden! And for more gardening tips and inspiration, stay on our blog!
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