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)
Heavy duty scissors
Nails/screws & hammer
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!
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