With all this talk about eco-friendly and organic living it is no wonder that people are starting to want to plant and eat their own vegetables. We haven’t quite got back to the slaughter our own chickens mindset yet, but pluck our own tomatoes and pull our own carrots, certainly! And of course if you are going to grow your own vegetables you should really be cooking them with your own healthy organic, fresh herbs to, rather than the desiccated type you buy in stores.
But most people think that growing your own herbs is a schlep and requires space. This is where they are wrong! You can grow herbs anywhere! Big garden, small garden, apartment balcony, it makes no difference to the herbs as long as they get water and sunlight!
Here are some great herb garden design ideas form the clever to the funky for you to have a look at. Maybe these will inspire you to plant some herbs of your own!
The simplest and best herb garden design idea is to plant your herbs in pots. You can plant a couple herbs in one pot, or plant each individual herb in it’s own pot. Place these on a windowsill or outside the kitchen door. Using matching pots looks really great and uniform!
Take it a step further if you want a herb garden a little more quirky, label the pots! You can easily find ceramic pots with the names of different herbs on them at nurseries and hardware stores, but these will stock only the most general names. If you are like me and have an OCD tendancy to want everything labelled correctly, this is a great herb garden design idea: paint your pots with black chalk board paint and write the herb names on with chalk! Or make your own pots with the names of your choosing!
Another great herb garden design idea, especially for those with limited space, is to grow your herbs in a vertical garden. Vertical gardens are the latest craze as far as gardening is concerned and consist of a frame of wire in plant bedding which can be hung on any wall. You can grow anything in them. I’ve even seen a vertical garden growing strawberries!
If you want to be eco-conscious AND grow your own herbs, why not upcycle your herb containers. A great herb garden design idea is to plant your herbs in old bins, buckets vases, or even, in this case old boots!