HERBALICIOUS – DIY Indoor Herb Garden

HERBALICIOUS – DIY Indoor Herb Garden

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If you are a novice like me and lack a little in the green thumb department (I once killed my cactus. #truth) then you will find herbs some of the easier plants to grow. Herbs require very little maintenance and are particularly great if you live in a small space. They grow well in containers on your window sill and are totally convenient when cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Not to mention inexpensive comparatively to buying bunches of herbs at the supermarket. Bonus!
With all of that in mind I decide to DIY an adorable indoor herb garden for your countertop. And while I was at, I put together a go-to list of some “easy to grow” herbs at home. Here is how to get started!
You will Need:
  • Twine
  • Mason jars
  • Potting soil for herbs and vegetables
  • Gardening shovel
  • Herbs in small containers
  • Chalkboard label sticks
  • Chalkboard markers
  • Wooden window pane (2)
  • Small decorative wood boxes
  • Stencils and white acrylic paint (optional)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
    How To:
    1. Pick out the herbs that you would like to use. Buy them as already planted herbs and not seeds, unless you have a green thumb and wish to wait until they grow.
    2. Make sure your mason jars are clean before you start. Using your shovel, put some potting soil in the bottom of your mason jar.
    3. Take the Herb out of its packaging and set it inside the mason jar on top of the potting soil.
    4. Fill the rest of the mason jar with soil.
    5. Moisten the soil with a little bit of water.
    6. Take your chalkboard labels sticks and chalkboard markers and label the Herb. Stick this in the side/top of your mason jar.
    7. Take a little bit of the twine and tie around the open mouth of the mason jar. You can tie this in a knot or in a box. This is simply decorative.
    8. Put your decorative boxes inside the window pane.
    9. Put a mason jar with an herb in the front and the back of the box with the window frame in the middle.
    10. If you would like to secure your boxes in place, use hot glue. (optional)
    11. Enjoy your indoor herb garden!

    Go-To List of easy herbs to GROW

  • Rosemary is perfect for your kitchen herb garden. You can use it fresh or dried and you can either strip the leaves from the stems or use the whole sprigs. Rosemary is quite strong in flavour so a little bit goes a long way. Its flavour is usually best described as a piney aromatic flavour. Rosemary is ideal for cooking roasts or on the summer grill and is amazing when infused with oil and garlic … yum!
  • Thyme is easy to use and easy to grow and is described as having a spicy, clove type flavour with hints of lemon and mint – how delicious does that sound? Same goes for this little herb as rosemary, a little bit goes a long way when it comes to flavour, so remember not to over-do it. It is perfectly paired with Rosemary when cooking and is great for stews, flavouring meat and creating sauces.
  • Mint is a favourite in the herb world and is easy enough to grow at home, however be warned that if not confined to a small container this herb will spread and take over your whole garden. It's quite enthusiastic.Mint has a refreshing, sweet flavour with a hint of lemon. The flavour of mint is often paired with lamb but is super tasty with a variety of fruits and vegetables and gives your favourite beverages a little some something’.
  • This powerful herb thrives best with a bit of sunshine and can be used fresh but is more commonly used dried. Its flavour can be descirbed as a mild floral, lemon flavour. Oregano is used famously in Italian cooking, You will find it used in pasta sauces, sprinkled over pizzas and to flavour fish and chicken dishes. It is also used in a lot of Mexican dishes too.
  • Basil is known as the king of all the herbs, being one of the oldest & most widely used. Basil grows best in warm climates & its flavour is described as peppery with a sweet anise. It is very commonly used in Asian cooking, in particular yummy curries!
    Other herbs worth an honourable mention that you may want to include in your herb garden at home are:
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Arugula
  • Tarragon

    Happy Herb Growing!

    What are your favorite herbs? We want to see snaps of your own herb gardens at home so share with us on Instagram @thesoulsistersus!