Austin and I recently spent a quiet weekend running errands for our project of building our indoor herb garden. Because Chicago is currently covered by a layer of icy snow, I was craving life and something green. We recently moved all the furniture around in our tiny apartment and we had an clear corner and an empty shoe organizer. Austin suggested that we use it for our little garden and it turned out so perfectly, we are now believers that anyone could make a garden from just about anything.
Supplies for Your Own Indoor Herb Garden:
We used an old shoe organizer but you could use anything – mason jars, tea tins, crates, tubs, etc.
We started with what was available – mint, basil, rosemary, and thyme.
In the future I hope to add oregano, parsley, and lavender.
Plastic + Staple Gun
We needed these because our shoe organizer isn’t wood and we didn’t want any chemicals that are in it affecting our plants.
1. Prepare your container
For us, this included removing the dividers, cutting our plastic to size, and using a staple gun to secure it as a lining. Make sure that whatever container you are using is clean.
2. Pour in pebbles.
These are vital for proper drainage and to keep the roots of your plants from rotting. This is especially important for smaller containers with no drainage such as mason jars.
3. Top with soil.
4. Plant your herbs.
5. Care for your plants
Ensure that they are by a window where they can receive plenty of natural sunlight and monitor their need for water. If the soil feels damp to the touch, they are fine. If it feels dry, then you need to water.
Have you ever tried starting a garden indoors?
Any tips for growing herbs and helping them thrive?
Comment below and let me know!