Since we’ve had really nice weather here lately, Emmett and I have been doing a TON of yard work and outdoor tasks. One thing we wanted to accomplish this spring was putting out a little garden. I’ll have that post for you in a few weeks (we’re still working on that makeover), but in the meantime, there is one little section of our urban garden that is making me smile… the herb garden! After a few behind-the-scenes IG stories, the source questions started to roll in. I figured a full blog post was in order. If you’re planning a garden and would like to include a pretty little, space-saving spot for your herbs, I’m sharing the details on how I set mine up. Click through for the post!
I’m linking the supplies I used below, but you can really get creative with your plants and planters to match your personal aesthetic and home exterior…
- small planters (these come in two colors and are so charming)
- tiered folding plant stand (we painted ours white)
- plant tags
- watering can (similar to mine)
Step 1 // Choose your plants. I tried to select plants based on what we use and cook with regularly. I feel like I have a pretty good mix going on! I planted lavender, sweet basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, oregano, cilantro, and mint.
Step 2 // Plant your herbs. This is the fun part… transferring your herbs to their beautiful terra cotta planters! These planters are on the small side, so be sure to select the tiny sized herbs. I purchased a couple that wouldn’t fit and just wanted to give you guys a heads up!
Step 3 // Label your plants. Yes… I know what all of my herbs are without a label, but I like the look and function of labels. They just seem to fit in a garden. I suppose this step is optional, but if you’re like me (with a type-A personality), the labels are really nice! I can also feel confident if I send Emmett outside to snip some herbs for me while I’m cooking, he’ll come back in with the correct one. Ha!
Step 4 // Care for your herb garden and enjoy! That’s it! Easy peasy. Water them, give them lots of sunshine, watch them grow, and enjoy using them! I’m VERY excited about this little space in our backyard.
I can keep adding to my collection if needed. I’ve got plenty of room and would love to add some additional darker terra cotta pots. I’ve been enjoying watching these babies grow this past week and I cannot wait to begin cooking with them. Do any of you keep a garden? How about an herb garden? Or even a few herbs in your kitchen? I’d love to hear! I grew up gardening and living on a farm. I learned to grow plants, live off the land, and can food at a young age, so these types of projects feel like home to me. It’s fun to remember your roots! See what I did there? This would make a really fun family project! Let me know if you have any questions.