Monday, October 3, 2016

DIY Hanging Herb Garden

Have you ever been grocery shopping and you see how much packaged fresh herbs are? What the freaking heck. $3 for a few sprigs of rosemary or oregano? What is going on with this world, y'all? I've been dying to have an herb garden of my own, but I really just didn't think we had the room... I knew we needed something that would provide height versus as traditional garden setting. After a whole lot of thinking and browsing of the isles and isles of plants at certain garden stores, I finally decided I needed a hanging basket type garden. But that was the thing, I couldn't find anything that I thought would work in our space. So, I just had to come up with my own. I came up with a DIY Hanging herb garden. We don't have a massive patio, so a hanging herb garden was the perfect idea.
For the hanging herb garden you'll need a few simple items.
What you'll need:
2+ Baskets of any kind
A few herbs (seeds or already grown)
Potting soil
Strong rope
Heavy duty scissors
Nails/screws & hammer

Instructions:
1. First, you'll want to measure your rope out. This is easily the most difficult part. You will need to double the rope over, to ensure it can hold whatever you tie it to. You will also need to make sure both sides of the baskets have the same amount of spacing/rope between them.
2. Lay thin gardening fabric on the bottom of your baskets. This will help with drainage and also with soil erosion.
3. Fill baskets 1/3 of the way full with potting soil. I like to use a potting soil that has an organic plant fertilizer already mixed in.  You want to make sure you don't fill it too high, because you'll need plenty of room for your herbs.
4. Section out your herbs. Make sure you pairs herbs together that can complement each others growing process. Figure out how many herbs can go in each of the hanging herb garden baskets and get ready to plant!
5. Start adding plants to each basket. Remember to fill potting soil in around them as you go, and pack the soil.
5. Water yo plants! Of course, plants need water, duh. Do this before you hang them for the first time so they can have some time to absorb all the water before it begins to drain.
6. Decide on a place to hang your DIY hanging herb garden, and measure out at least two screws to fasten them to your main surface. We used two heavy duty screws, just to be sure there was no movement.
7. Hang your DIY herb garden and enjoy!
And there you have it! That's how our little diy herb garden came to be! This is the first in my additions and renovations to our little patio/backyard space and I really can't wait to see how it all turns out!
Do you have an herb garden? What kind of herbs are you growing?
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17 comments:

  1. As long as I can remember, I've always wanted a garden of any kind! As soon as I get my own place and don't have to live in the campus dorms anymore I am totally going to be planting a garden! Whether it be food or a herb one! I love how your hanging one turned out. It looks rally professionally done!

    Caitlyn | www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

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  2. I've always wanted a garden! Especially a herb garden (they are so dang expensive to purchase as needed at the store!) but I keep thinking they will just die in this 90 degree florida heat!


    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  3. Oh my gosh this is so cute! It's too bad I have the total opposite of a green thumb, otherwise I would totally do something like this!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  4. This is such a cute idea! Perfect for functionality and decor x

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  5. How fun is this! I love DIY! This is such a good idea.

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  6. This is so cool! I love it and what a fun DIY!

    lots of love.. Sydney
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  7. This is so cute! Ryan and I wanted to try growing our own herbs but he travels so much and I'm not always at home because of school so we had to put our plan on hold! I absolutely love this though! What herbs do you think you'll use the most from your garden?

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  8. This so adorable! I so want to make this at some point.

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  9. What a cute idea! Love using herbs to give taste to some dishes.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  10. Such a great DIY! I've been wanting to do this but haven't had the space so this is genius!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  11. I want an herb garden SO bad! This is really cute and functional, a great DIY! Maybe I can convince my fiance to do this this weekend!
    xoxo
    Ashley | http://ablondeandabriefcase.com/

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  12. This is a great idea! I had an herb garden this summer, and having fresh herbs is just the best!

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    1. It really is the BEST! I hate spending so much for a few sprigs at the store! Having my own is definitely the best!

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  13. This is such an amazing idea, especially for someone who doesn't have the backyard space to grow a garden. I love fresh herbs! I use fresh basil (I just have it growing in a pot though, so it's not nearly as cute as this haha) for so much! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. This looks awesome! Wish it was warm enough for a herb garden all year round here!

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  15. I live in NYC but I would totally do this on my little fire escape.

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