Hang an Indoor Herb Garden

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
5 Materials
30 Minutes
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.
Suggested materials:
  • 3 mugs   (Dollar Store)
  • 3 large sized command hooks   (home depot)
  • Parsley   (home depot)
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  • 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!

  • 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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