Planting a container herb garden is easy and fun. A planter of your favorite herbs can sit on a kitchen counter or on your front porch! Clip herbs to add to your favorite dishes or use them with cut flower bouquets and arrangements in your home.
Let’s make an herb container garden! I’m itching to dig in the dirt. And I am so anxious to start using fresh herbs in the kitchen and outside too! This post will help you with everything you need to know and do to have a lovely container herb garden.
Don’t you love herbs? The aroma of their leaves is divine! I miss having them in the garden during the late fall and winter and am so anxious to plant them in the spring!
And let’s make an herb garden and a sweet little DIY planter to put them in
This is a really fun and easy project and I think it is a pretty and useful gift for yourself or someone else.
What You Will Need
A container herb garden begins with a pretty container!
- planter and saucer of your choice
- white craft paint
- spray sealer
How To Paint The Planter
Paint the planter and saucer.
I used paint that I already had. This planter is bright and happy and bold!
I painted the outside of the container and the inside about 1/4 the way down from the top.
Let the container thoroughly dry.
Creating A Fun Design
Now, this is the fun part! I love the embellishment part of any project! No wonder I am the embellishment queen!
Be creative! There are so many fun and easy designs that can be painted on an herb garden container!
This motif is so so easy! Even if you are not crafty YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
Here’s how to make it…
- Dip the blunt round end of a foam brush into craft paint and gently press down on the container.
- Then dip the end of the foam brush in the paint again and make another dot
- Keep making dots
- Spread the paint dots evenly out over the entire pot
- Add smaller dots by dipping the tip of a paintbrush into white paint
I worked in sections so I would not smear any wet paint.
First I added the big dots to the container and then the small dots. Make sure the planter is completely dry and then spray it with a sealer.
Now, let’s fill our container herb garden!
Herb Garden Plants
Planting the herb garden was a bit of an adventure! Planting day was stormy, rainy, windy, and chilly! So not being one to let a little weather thwart my plans I put a dropcloth down on the dining table and started planning!
Here are my favorite herbs that are sun-loving and hardy…
- tiny basil
These yummy culinary herbs in the herb garden are hardy and smell wonderful! I also love mint and chives but I keep them in their own pots.
Plant the tallest herbs in the center of a container and the smaller herbs around the perimeter. This will make the container of herbs look balanced and attractive.
Easy Tips For Success
Potting herbs is easy! Here’s how…
- use a good quality potting soil
- take the plants out of their plastic pots and gently loosen up the roots but not so much to lose the dirt holding the roots together
- add enough soil to the container so the root ball rests on it and the base of the plant is a little lower than the rim of the container
- fill in all the gaps and spaces between the herbs with more soil
- give the garden a good watering in
It’s a good idea to go back in a day or two to see if the herb garden might need a bit more soil.
This herb garden can stay inside in a very bright window for a few weeks but does best outside in a sunny spot!
I’ll be moving my herb garden out to our patio where it gets more sun. Right now it is sitting on the bench on our front porch.
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I hope you will dig in the dirt and create a pretty little herb garden to enjoy!
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