Mason jars, clamps, and a piece of wood are all you need to create your very own indoor wall mounted herb garden to enjoy fresh herbs year round!
I just love using fresh herbs!
Every summer I plant a cute little container herb garden on the deck that doubles as bug repellent since the herbs I plant also are fabulous at keeping the bugs away. They are one of my favorite natural powerhouses for good health. I regularly use them in everything from cooking and cleaning to beauty products and natural remedies.
Problem is, here in Pennsylvania, that only gives me a few months each year to use my fresh herbs.
So it’s no surprise that I’ve been wanting an indoor herb garden for some time now. I just couldn’t decide where I wanted to put it.
Well I’ve finally decided!
Over the past few weeks I’ve really been looking for ideas and inspiration on, you guessed it, Pinterest! Here are a few of the pins I came across that I loved…
I loved the wall-mounted herb gardens because they didn’t take up any counter space and would add interest to any wall I chose to put it on. So that was my next task…where should I put it?
First I thought about the wall next to my sliding door in the dining room right off the kitchen. The wall there gets nice sun and even though it wasn’t right in the kitchen it was only a few steps away. But then I found an even better place!
For years I wanted to do something to the sides of the cabinets that frame the window above our sink. Maybe cute little shelves? Just something to add character and color since there is no window sill or shelf to decorate.
See where I’m going here?
Yep! My herb garden would be perfect mounted to those cabinets!
How to Make an Indoor Wall Mounted Herb Garden
Now that I had a plan, I was ready to roll and figure out the cheapest (of course! 🙂 ) way to create just what I wanted.
Here’s what you’ll need to create this indoor wall-mounted herb garden…
- mason jars
- hose clamps (we used 2-5/16″ – 3-1/4″ hose clamps)
- wood to mount the jars on
- screws (we used 1-1/2″ screws to mount our boards and 1″ screws to mount the hose clamps)
- potting soil
- herbs of your choice
I already had a stockpile of mason jars, so I really just needed some type of bracket and the wood to mount the jars to.
I really wanted weathered, rustic wood…then it hit me! We had pallets outside that we stack our firewood on. I took a look and realized one of the planks from the pallet would be perfect. I gave the plank a good scrub with some water, vinegar, and a few drops of lemon essential oil to get all the loose dirt and any potential critters off, and then we cut it in half since we were making two sets of jars.
After strolling around the hardware store, we decided hose clamps would be best since they could easily be opened and closed to remove and hang the mason jars. At only $1.29 each they were a steal and fit perfectly in our budget.
So here’s how we put everything together…
Once the boards were clean and dried, my hubby screwed them to the sides of our cabinets using 1-1/2″ screws. He pre-drilled holes in the boards to make sure they didn’t split when mounting them.
Then we added our brackets. I just eye-balled the placement and the angle I wanted them, using the middle jar as a starting point.
Plant your herbs and that’s pretty much it!
I planted peppermint, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and cilantro.
I did realize watering them can be pretty tricky since they are angled. I have found using a little funnel works perfectly to water them 😉
I’m so happy with the way my herb garden turned out! I will now have fresh herbs right in my kitchen all year round! What do you think? Do you have the perfect place for a wall-mounted herb garden like this one?
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