Hang an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Materials
$8
30 Minutes
Easy

I love cooking with fresh herbs, but when I go to a supermarket or farmers market, the fresh herbs there are always in amounts that I can’t seem to use before they’ve spoiled. I started thinking about how to have a great indoor herb garden and began looking for herb garden ideas. When I found some lovely mugs on sale, I knew I was going to make a kitchen herb garden that I could snip from to use whenever I needed.

Step 1: Put the herbs in a container
The mugs I got were large, so they fit my little herb plants beautifully. Step 2: Put sticky hooks up
I used command hooks because I know they can hold the weight. I just followed the instructions on the package (though not in the video). Step 3: Hang up the herbs
Because mugs have handles, I was able to just slip them right on the hooks. If you use another type of container (like a mason jar) just securely tie a string around the lip and hang that on the hook.
Then, enjoy fresh herbs within easy reach of what you’re making.
And they really brighten up my kitchen.
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Suggested materials:

  • 3 mugs  (Dollar Store)
  • 3 large sized command hooks  (home depot)
  • Parsley  (home depot)
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3 of 7 questions
  • Heidi Aguilar
    Heidi Aguilar
    on Sep 25, 2016

    How do you keep the plants from outgrowing the mugs?

  • Katrina Lazenby
    Katrina Lazenby
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Do you put rocks or something in the bottom since they need drainage? Looks super cute!

    • Sum11988274
      Sum11988274
      on Dec 31, 2016

      Since plants need drainage to prevent root rot, but you want to avoid the extra weight of rocks, I find that in any planter, indoors or out, it is best to use packing peanuts.. The styrofoam is light weight , durable and doesn't add weight when trying to move around a large planter, especially outdoors

  • Bilinda Law-Morley
    Bilinda Law-Morley
    on Sep 27, 2016

    Hi. Love this project idea. But I was wondering about the hooks. Any time I use adhesive hooks, they fall off even with no weight on them. Is "commander" a specific type or is it a brand please? TIA

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  • Yofrendonna
    Yofrendonna
    on Jun 26, 2017

    I tried this. The herbs stained my wall
  • Chris
    Chris
    on Sep 30, 2019

    looks great. what a good idea. I'm going to try it. thanks for sharing

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