kothing is better than cooking with fresh herbs. Or so I’m told. Up until now, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen with fresh herbs. But I think that is all about to change. Historically, the kitchen hasn’t been my stomping ground. Don’t get me wrong; I do know how to cook – I’m especially great at slow-cooker meals and Thanksgiving turkey (yeah, go figure). Lately my daughter has been having fun cooking up some healthy meals at her house. When I shop with her, she likes to buy everything fresh. With all these wonderful meals she’s making, I started to get interested in trying some new recipes and using fresh herbs. That’s how we started talking about herb gardens. I was looking for ideas for us and found so many creative ones that I wanted to share them with you. I hope you enjoy these 10 indoor herb garden ideas.
Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
1 Mason jars are very popular for herb gardens and this project uses them in a very creative way. The vertical design makes it ideal for kitchens with limited space.
Tutorial: Camille Styles
2 I love the idea of using teacups. You can make a beautiful herb garden with teacups found at thrift stores or garage sales.
Image: The Inspired Room
3 Installing a living wall planter in your kitchen will allow you to have fresh herbs whenever you need them and it won’t take up counter space.
4 Here’s another idea that upcycles tin cans. Mix and match the paper to fit your decor, the season, or a special holiday.
Tutorial: Loveshack Chic
5 These hanging buckets weren’t featured as herb gardens, but they could easily be used as such. The slim style makes them perfect for small kitchens.
6 Some of the best ideas are the simplest. An old box makes a wonderfully rustic herb garden. I bet this would work with an old wooden drawer, too….hmmmmm.
Tutorial: Design Sponge
7 These buckets of herbs get plenty of light in an easy-to-make window display.
8 Start saving those cans for another cute herb garden project. I love the touch of red ribbon and the labels. Did you notice the scissors; they’re ready for snippin’!
9 Do you recognize the wine rack in this picture? Yes! It’s the Vurm Wine Rack from Ikea. I had one of these laying around my house for the longest while. I finally give it to my daughter. Hmmm; I wonder if I’ll be seeing this herb garden at her house?
10 Vertical planters are real space-savers and this one is no different. It doesn’t take much to create this fun and convenient herb garden.
Tutorial: Pioneer Settler
With so many ideas, I’m not sure which one is my favorite. How about you; which one do you like the best?