Mini Herb Wall

Everyone likes a few fresh herbs, the ones that they use the most and the best way to use them is to have them on hand in your kitchen. Vertical gardens are also a huge thing but not everyone can dedicate an entire wall to keeping herbs. My smaller version can be made as large as you want, depending on the space you have and the amount herbs you want to keep.

Mini Herb Garden
Mini Herb Garden

Materials and Equipment

Bottles – top halves

Wood pieces, there are no set sizes for this, it all depends on what you have on hand and how large you want to make your herb wall

Paint, to decorate

Soil/Compost

Small herb plants

1. Start by creating the wooden frame, this is two pieces of wood, one upright and one base. The base should be approximately half the length of the upright, this will ensure that your structure is stable. I decided to decorate my pieces with green leaves and a green area at the top.

2. The two pieces need to be fixed firmly at a right angle. You could use metal brackets or screw up from underneath but I decided to use wooden dowels and glue. Once the piece is marked out for the wooden dowels, drill a hole the same size and then glue everything in place. Leave to dry for 8-10 hours to ensure a good fixing.

Pieces marked out ready to drill
Pieces marked out ready to drill

 

3. Cut the top of your bottles, making sure to leave enough height for your plant to have space to put out roots. Cut off a piece from the front of the bottle, make some small holes for the screws and screw your bottle onto the upright piece of wood. Make sure that the screws are short enough that they don’t go through the wood and poke out the other side.

Bottle screwed in place
Bottle screwed in place

 

4. Once both bottles are fastened in place, fill with soil and your herbs. WARNING: Your bottles are water proof this means that water will not drain out them, so you need to make sure that you don’t overwater your plant! The best way to keep your herbs ready to use is a spray bottle and a daily spray of water. If the soil gets very dry add some water but not too much!

Both bottles screwed in place ready to plant
Both bottles screwed in place ready to plant
Planted up and ready to use
Planted up and ready to use
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