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Today I am sharing 10 best Herb Garden Ideas for Beginners that are perfect for indoors or outdoors. I am no expert and a beginner myself when it comes to planting an herb garden. I have some great tips for you to get started and best plants for herb gardens. I personally prefer to grow herbs in containers as they are easy to maintain and accessible.
Herb Garden Ideas
Indoor Herb Garden Ideas
If you are beginning your herb garden in the Summer, it is much easier to purchase small plants from your local home and garden center or nursery. I’ve even seen some great looking plants at our local grocery store. If you begin in the Winter, you can plant seeds and then replant them in containers.
Mason Jar Herb Garden Not Just a Housewife
Hanging Herb Garden
Hanging Herb Garden by Itsy Bits and Pieces
Location is key when deciding where your herb garden should stay. Herbs need light and good ventilation to grow well. If you have an indoor garden, a south facing window is an optimal place for light, but east and west work, too. Be sure to avoid putting plants directly on or near air conditioners or radiators.
Teacup Herb Garden by Mobly.Design
Be sure to avoid putting plants near air conditioning units or above radiators. Keep herbs indoors in a well ventilated area, too.
Tea Tin Herb Planter
Using a tea tin or even a decorative metal coffee container is a great way to feature herbs in a pretty setting.
Tea Tin Herb Garden by Mereio Designs
Do your research when you decide which plants to include in your garden. Some have different requirements for growing conditions. For example, basil loves full sun, so plant it where it will get loads of light!
Outdoor Herb Garden Ideas
If searching for patio herb garden ideas, this herb garden design on a pallet is genius! If growing herbs on a patio, a pallet is a great way to add a fun focal point!
Pallet Garden by Kelly Moore
Wall Herb Garden
To avoid rotten roots, choose a container with good drainage. Something with holes or a container filled part way with rocks will help promote good drainage and healthy plants.
Wooden Wall Planter by Shanty 2 Chic
Be sure to water your plants well, but not over water them. If you find that they have yellow leaves, you might be over watering them.
Use mason jars, small metal buckets or any decorative container to grow herbs.
These metal herb buckets are also great price if you are looking for more of a bucket with handle look.
Mason Jar Herb Garden by Crafts Unleashed
If you want to start with seeds, consider an herb garden kit, you can use mason jars as your containers.
Remember to have fun taking care of those plants and don’t forget them. You will be so happy with the bounty of flavor that they will bring to your dinner table.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these beginner herb garden ideas and tips and are ready to try it out this year. This post was loaded with some cool ideas for planting that garden and I can’t wait to see what you do. Keep me posted! PS. You may also like our how to grow a vegetable garden post as well.
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