Easy Methods to Create an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

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Indoor gardens are fun to have and can beautify your living space effortlessly; having an indoor hanging herb garden adds the benefit of utility to the mix. With an indoor herb garden depending on the plant(s) you choose to grow; you can use your homegrown herbs for whatever purpose you choose.

The main issue with having an indoor herb garden is space; if you have limited space to grow and maintain your herb garden. A simple solution would be to get an indoor hanging herb garden. Learning how to create an indoor hanging herb garden could be the needed pick-me-up, your home or office needs.

How To Create a Hanging Herb Garden?

Creating a hanging herb garden involves making the most of your living space through vertical gardening. Vertical gardening is convenient for a wide variety of herbs and allows you to take your creativity to the next level. There are so many vertical gardening ideas, but these are the most popular.

Hanging Wall Planters

These herb gardens look nice anywhere they are mounted and can light up any living space instantaneously.

What You Would Need to Set Up a Hanging Wall Planter for Your Herbs

To get started, gather plastic pots or containers, wall hangers or hooks, a drill, nails or glue, and herbs of your choosing.

How To Create a Hanging Wall Herb Garden?

  • The first step would be to get a lightweight pot or pot-like container. A plastic pot would be ideal for this purpose; that way, it hangs perfectly on your wall without causing too much stress to the wall structure. Drill a hole into the side of the plastic pot close to the top but not too close, so it doesn’t break off when hanged.
  • Next, fix the wall hanger or hook to the wall with a nail or some glue, depending on the type you are using and make sure it sits firmly enough to support your herbs after they are mounted. Hang the empty plastic pot on the wall hanger and make sure it fits properly.
  • At the final stage, all you must do is add your already potted herbs into the plastic container, and voila, you’ve created a hanging wall herb garden. You can make as many of them as you prefer or get creative with designs along a wall.

Hanging wall herb gardens are easy to take care of and use; snip off your herbs when needed and when it’s time to water your plants, pull out the inner pot holding your herbs, water it properly, allow it to drain then place it gently back into the plant hanger.

Vertical Plant Hangers

Vertical plant hangers are probably one of the most popular ways to create a hanging herb garden. You can either get a vertical hanger from the store or make one at home. Creating vertical herb hanger gardens is cheap, easy, and doesn’t take much time.

What You Need to Create a Vertical Plant Hanger for Your Herbs

Before beginning vertical plant hanging creations, you will need hanging planters, or any suitable container, rope, wall hangers, and some hooks.

How To Create a Vertical Herb Hanging Garden?

  • A store-bought hanging planter would ideally come with some holes in them already to help with hanging. If you plan to use a container you picked out yourself, you might have to make those holes yourself. Drill a hole into the side of the plastic pot close to the top but not too close, so it doesn’t break off when hanged. The holes should be big enough to allow the ropes to pass through easily.
  • On the next step, pass the rope you picked out through the openings in your plant hanger. Add as much length of rope as you feel you would need. Longer lengths of rope would mean that your plants would hang lower. If you are hanging more than one plant hanger, you might want to vary the rope lengths so they can all hang close together comfortably.
  • Tie the ropes into a knot and hang over a wall hanger or hook on the wall. Make sure the wall hanger is firmly placed to avoid it giving way when the herb plants are transferred to the plant hanger. Position the empty plant hangers just as you want them to be permanently and make sure everything fits appropriately.
  • Finally, add your already potted herbs into the empty vertically hung plant hanger, and just like that, your vertical hanging herb garden is complete.

Vertical hanging herb gardens, if done correctly, can be made, and attached right down from the ceiling, depending on your personal or design preference.

Vertical Wall Garden

These wall herb gardens are herb gardens on your wall. A sturdy enough container with the herbs planted into it is attached vertically to your wall. Vertical hanging wall herb gardens are innovative and show off excellent gardening skills.

Everything You Need to Create a Vertical Hanging Wall Herb Garden

The supplies you need for a Vertical Hanging Herb Garden will be a box, potting soil, landscape fabric, and chicken wire.

How To Create a Vertical Hanging Wall Herb Garden?

  • Firstly, you would have to either buy or make a box that can be attached to a wall; this would serve as the plant wall hanger. If it’s a wooden box, use an exterior grade finish to protect it from moisture. Next, line the box with landscape fabric.
  • Add the needed amount of potting soil into the box but avoid adding too much. After done adding the potting soil, add another layer of landscape fabric. Top off by adding some chicken wire around the box; this would help stop the box’s contents from pouring out after it’s hung on the wall.
  • Here’s the tricky part: to complete the vertical hanging wall herb garden, you can cut tiny holes through the landscape fabric, after which you would gently transplant the roots of your chosen herbs. You must be gentle and have patience while doing this. Ensure the herbs are planted firmly to avoid falling out of place when the plant wall hanger is mounted up. You can add some chevrons to the wall planter to add additional support for the growing plants.
  • Lastly comes the fun part. Hang the entire structure on your wall; you’ll be good to go.

A vertical hanging might require a bit of expert gardening skill, but it’s worth it in the end. You would have to take care of your herbs by using a water spray as needed.

What Are the Best Plants for An Indoor Hanging Herb Garden?

The herb choice for your hanging garden would depend on the herbs you prefer to use and the layout you end up choosing. Some herbs that do well in indoor hanging herb gardens are Dill, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Lavender, and Mint.

Best Pots for An Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Depending on the hanging herb garden you are going for, you may or may not need plant pots. Plant pots are made from various materials, and you can use just about anyone to create a hanging herb garden. You can use clay plant pots, plastic plant pots, ceramic plant pots, and even DIY plant pots. The choice is yours. Try to pick out a pot that is not too heavy.

Best Soil for Indoor Hanging Herb Gardens

In learning how to create a hanging herb garden, picking out plant soil is probably the easiest decision. Go with the soil that would suit the herb you are trying to grow the best. Different herbs have varying soil requirements, but regular potting soil should be good enough for most. 

Wrapping Up

After learning how to create an indoor hanging herb garden basics, you will soon discover the possibilities are truly endless.

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