Herb gardens are a fun accessory in any home. Lots of people enjoy spending time creating different types of herb gardens. The most creative ones are designed for small spaces like apartments without a backyard and above first-floor patios. There are dozens of ways that you can create your own beautiful herb garden, even if you feel like you don’t have space.
Here are some super simple and fun ways to create an herb garden of your own.
Putting herbs outside is the best way to go if you have space for it. Herbs need sunlight and definitely will thrive better if the environment is good. You can also get creative with outside gardens.
- Hanging gardens - Hang a plant holder from above to let your herbs grow. This way the herbs get sunlight and fresh air and take up no space at all. This is also a great way to grow tomato and strawberry plants. The combination of herbs and fruits is beautiful.
- Pallet gardens – Get an old pallet and turn it into a standing herb garden. Not only does it have the feel of an “in the ground garden”, but it also won’t take up a lot of space. Of course, this makes a gorgeous space after it is created. All you need is the pallet, landscape fabric, the plants/herbs you want to grow, and soil. You will staple the landscape fabric to one side of the pallet, fill the other side with soil and start planting. If you want to take it a step further, you could paint the pallet and identify which herb is going in which section. An added benefit of pallet gardens is how much easier they are to keep weed free.
- Teacup gardens – They can sit on your patio table with tiny herbs growing in them. They are decorative and fun! You can use containers that have special meaning to you.
Indoor Herb Gardens
Because herbs require sunlight, you want to make sure there is plenty of sun facing the garden. Indoor gardens are fun because there are several options to make your space special.
- Wall shelf gardens – Use mason jars or old rustic cups to plant herbs in and house on the wall shelves. Make sure the shelves are in a well-sunlit area.
- Windowsill gardens - If your kitchen has a window, use the windowsill to hold a number of smaller herb plants – succulents look amazing here too.
- Bookshelf garden – Use a slim bookshelf to create a unique indoor garden. Each herb can be identified using small picture frames as name holders. Never confuse your plants again.! This is a great way to expand your garden and get more out of it without taking up too much space.
Whichever way you choose to do it, growing a garden is therapeutic and fun. It is a hobby that can bring joy year-round. It brings decoration and life into your home and gives you something to take pride in. These are just a few things you can do to create an herb garden in a small space. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with! Then enjoy the fruits of your labors by quickly adding your homegrown herbs in meals. Be sure to share your gardens with us on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/synergyhomecare/