Best DIY mason jar vertical herb garden
This was the funnest DIY project that I got to do with my father a long time ago: a mason jar garden for the kitchen wall.
One of good thing about creating an indoor garden is that it can thrive as much or as small space as you willing to spare to make it happen. Devote a small table or a sole windowsill and you get yourself enough space to get started. Shelves can be an excellent option because they are taking up vertical space for effective space manner and they also offer a lot of rooms to grow your plants.
Growing an indoor garden in your home may take some time and effort, but sometimes this is the best option. Make sure that you have taken all the important factors mentioned into consideration and then go for it and see the good result soon enough.
9 Stainless steel hose clamps – Purchased at home improvement / hardware stores.
9 Wide-mouth Mason jars
9 cups gravel – I used black gravel ~ enough to fill each mason jar 1/3 full.
1 bag growing medium – A prepackaged peat-lite mix (blend of peat moss, vermiculite and perlite) is an excellent choice for growing herbs indoors.
Herbs of your choice (chives, thyme, basil, rosemary, sage, oregano, mints and parsley work best)
1. Measure and cut the board to your desired length. This board was cut to 42-inches-by-7-inches.
2. Attach the hose clamps to the board with screws. Leave 10 inches between each clamp.
3. Fill each Mason jar with 1 cup of gravel. The gravel is essential for drainage in the jars becasuse they lack drainage holes.
4. Add the herbs to each jar, packing them in with the growing medium.
5. Position the jars in each hose clamp, and tighten each clamp securely around the jar with a screwdriver.
6. Place the vertical garden near a very sunny window that receives between six and eight hours of direct sunlight each day (typically a southern or western exposure). When growing herbs under natural light, be certain to rotate the jar every three to four days to ensure uniform growth of the plant.
Growing and harvesting herbs indoors:
I kill most stuff I plant, but did well with these:)…