Mason Jar Herb Garden

Melissa Russo
by Melissa Russo
Create your own indoor herb garden using this simple idea.
I think it is safe to say that I do not know what I would do without my fresh herbs. Cooking with fresh herbs is my “thang” – especially basil, parsley, rosemary and cilantro. I am lucky to have a large herb garden that keeps providing me with its bounty well into the fall. I am also lucky to have enough space in my yard to have an herb garden. It is so convenient to walk outside with a pair of scissors and snip off some fresh herbs for whatever recipe I need them for.
If you are short on space in your yard or if you don’t have a yard at all, you can grow your own herbs too. This Mason Jar Herb Garden is the perfect solution. Bring the outside in and grow your herbs on a windowsill or near a sunny window. It also a great alternative for the winter months.


HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS MASON JAR HERB GARDEN:


3 – QUART-SIZE WIDE MOUTH MASON JARS


GLASS MARBLE VASE FILLERS (3 – 1 LB. PACKAGES)


MIRACLE-GRO POTTING MIX


GARDENING GLOVES


3 HERB POTS ( I USED BASIL, PARSLEY AND ROSEMARY)


DECORATIVE CONTAINER OR BASKET TO HOLD 3 MASON JARS


Are you ready for this easy project…..I mean you can’t get any simpler than this!
Fill the bottom of each mason jar with some glass marble vase fillers. This will help with drainage when you water your herbs.
Then, fill each jar half way with potting mix. Remove the herb from its original pot and gently break up the roots. This will help it grow better. Plant it in the mason jar and fill with more potting mix.
Don’t forget to water the plants. Place them in your decorative container and place them on your kitchen window sill or any sunny window in your home. Fresh herbs at your disposal – any time you need them! Score!!!


Here are some delicious recipes you can enhance with fresh herbs:


Caprese Panini With Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Tomato


Classic Bruschetta


Rustic Frittatta with Fresh Vegetables


How To Freeze Fresh Herbs
Melissa Russo
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  • Jan18428297 Jan18428297 on Feb 26, 2017
    How long do Mason jar herbs last? Are they safe when Fall/Winter comes? Or do they keep growing & stay healthy because of growing indoors?

  • Anita Minton Anita Minton on Mar 10, 2017
    Where did you get the wire basket?

  • Tara Eason Tara Eason on Jun 30, 2022

    If you don't have an herb garden started can you still put the dirt in to the mason jar and start your herb garden that way?

    Or do you have to do it another way?

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  • Wandy Wandy on Mar 05, 2017
    I'm doing this right now! Thanks a lot for sharing your great ideas and projects!😆

  • Danielle'Jacob Danielle'Jacob on Apr 03, 2019

    Yes! I am definitely going to try this and if I succeed, I will choose three more herbs to try!! Thank you! This is my first year trying my own garden!!

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