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How to make your own vertical herb garden

STEP 1 – LOCATION

First things first, you need to pick the perfect location in your home to hang your vertical herb garden. Keep in mind the placement in regards to access to sunlight and access to a water source.

STEP 2 – CRAFT YOUR BASE 

A simple material to come by that is great for creating a vertical herb garden is an old pallet.

If desired you can paint your pallet to give it event more of a personal touch.

STEP 3 – PREPARING THE PALLET

Now you will need to get some landscaping fabric and cut it into large rectangle shapes that would roughly close off the bottoms of the pallet to create perfectly sized planting sections.

Once you have the landscaping fabric cut and fit to close off the bottoms of your desired sections, use a stapling gun the secure the fabric.

STEP 4 – SELECT YOUR HERBS

The fun part is selecting the herbs that you’ll be growing in your new vertical herb garden!

Go for herbs that you will frequently use in cooking like thyme, coriander, mint and basil.

STEP 5 – PLANTING

Once you’ve prepared your pallet and selected your herbs its time to plant them.

Use potting soil to fill in your crafted sections and plant your herbs.

STEP 6 – CHALK PAINT

An optional step that you can do to further spice up your vertical herb garden is to add a layer of chalkboard paint to the exterior of the pallet.

This will allow you to write the names of the various herbs across the pallet, adding a personal touch.

Written by Danielle Hatch

Image source: @floralandfeather

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