Make a Stacked Garden to Grow Fresh Herbs at Home!
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Want to plant an herb garden this year?
This stacked herb garden I grew a few years ago is still one of my favorite home DIY projects ever and will be a beautiful addition to your outdoor patio space too. It’s also a convenient and frugal way to incorporate homegrown fresh herbs into cooking at home, instead of buying them each week from the grocery store!
I’m a big fan of container gardening in general because you don’t need a ton of space, and can easily move them around if more or less sun is needed.
This stacked garden idea is so creative and FUN!
Of course, you can simply plant herb gardens in a single pot, but there’s something so eye-catching and unique with this stacked pot look. The basic idea is to find 3 different sized pots to use as a tower and then to use two small-sized pots (empty paint cans work too!) upside down for height and to stabilize the planter.
Tips to make your own stacked herb garden:
- You can use mismatched plant pots lying around the house, or purchase new ones to achieve this look. I didn’t have to buy any new ones, and some were plastic and some terra cotta.
- If desired, paint the pots all the same color to make them more uniform, however, it’s an optional step.
- You can make this same tiered planter and use flowers instead. It doesn’t need to have herbs. For instance, I kept mine going with herbs for a while and then switched to flowers the next year.
- I painted white garden t-labels with black paint and used a white pen to label, but here’s a set of black labels with white marker via Amazon.
- For best results, try to place your herbs in a spot outside where they’ll receive some sun each day. Make sure to water every day or other day when the top inch of soil feels dry. This could vary by location: for instance, in AZ I have to water my containers once or even twice a day sometimes in extreme heat.
DIY Stacked Herb GardenPrint
- 5 pots of varying sizes to create a tower (plastic or terra cotta planters will work)
- Paint for mismatched pots (if desired)
- potting soil
- herbs or flowers (For my planter I used basil, parsley, cilantro, and mint.)
- outdoor garden markers
- black paint
- white paint pen
Look at how beautiful it looks when you’re all done! 😍
My fresh herbs lasted for almost the entire summer with normal watering – the basil and mint definitely lasted the longest. After that, I chose to fill my pots with $10 worth of annual flowers and I think they turned out great too!