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DIY Mini Herb Garden

By Jun 26, 2015 5 Comments

Hey Lovlies!  Jessica here from Fantabulosity!

I am NO green thumb.

As a matter of fact, my expectations weren’t even that high when I decided to do a DIY Mini Herb Garden.

I figured I’d throw this garden together, and within days it would fail.

To my surprise, the little thing is just a growing, and growing. Too much, really.

Honestly, I LOVE fresh herbs. There’s just something about fresh herbs in recipes that is unbeatable. I can’t count the $$$$ I’ve spent buying fresh herbs at the store, only for it to go “old,” because I didn’t use it fast enough.

Now… I just hop off my back deck, grab what I need for a dish, and I’m good to go. Talk about fresh, and it saves me some “green.”

Want fresh herbs but don't have the space for a big garden? This DIY Mini Herb Garden is your answer! Great for people who live in apartments, or people who don't want the upkeep of a large garden.

DIY Mini Herb Garden

I started out with a small plant of each:

  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Mint

I purchased these at a local home improvement store, as I was walking in to buy a couple of other goodies for my DIY projects.

Mini Herb Garden Supplies:

  • Beverage Tub
  • Potting Soil {I selected soil that was geared for herbs}
  • Herb Plants
  • Drill

Instructions:

  1. Take a drill, and drill about 3 holes in the bottom of your beverage tub so water can drain.
  2. Fill tub with potting soil, about 3/4 of the way up.
  3. Put each plant in to the soil, covering the roots with more soil.
  4. Pat soil around each plant base, so the plant is secure.
  5. Water the plants according to the plants suggested directions. They usually come with tags, giving instructions on how to care for your plants.

SIDE NOTE: I have heard (after I already planted mine) that you should really put “mint,” in it’s own pot, because it will overpower the other herbs and it requires a different amount of water.

My mint does seem to be doing well the way it is.  Actually… all of my herbs are turning out way better than I thought they would.

This mini herb garden is super easy to take care of, and will give you lots of fresh herbs. Perfect for people who live in apartments or don't have a lot of land to grow a garden. Start one this summer!

Another DIY success!

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Until next time SITS-tahs!

XO,

Jessica

About Jessica Burgess

Jessica is an early “30-something,” mom of two toddlers from Missouri, who loves organization, decorating her home, fab finds, and anything else that makes her feel a little bit more like a “Supermom.” Blogging started as a hobby and an outlet to get her mind off of diapers and bottles, but has turned in to a passion, and a place where others enjoy reading about something that can hopefully make their life a little more fabulous. Hop over to Fantabulosity to find more DIY projects, party ideas, fashion updates, and parenting mistakes that Jessica creates. Follow her on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, where she shares a little more “behind the scenes” of Fantabulosity.

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