I like planting my own herbs. It is practical when you do not have to rush to the groceries whenever you need them and you are sure that no chemicals were used to grow them. You can grow them in pots outside when it is warm enough or even indoors during the cold seasons. But other people might have problems with too less or small space to plant herbs indoors like in their kitchen, in my case the problem was having too much a space that is looking too bare or just plain blank. Whatever case you find yourself in, this simple home idea of having an indoor hanging herb garden will give any place a nice homey ambiance.
These are the materials that I used for my hanging herb garden:
- A wooden rod (I also thought of using a long tree branch, maybe next time)
- 2 hooks
- Wire – optional
- a short-nose and a long-nose pliers
Step 1. Place the hooks on the ceiling.
What I did was after measuring the rod, I divided the total length by four then using this measurement I put a mark from both ends of the rod to know where exactly the hooks should go.
Step 2. Place the wire around the rod to serve as distance holder.
This is optional as the rod maybe directly hanged from the hooks as long as the hooks are big enough for the rod to fit into. I wanted to have a bit of a distance from the ceiling because I am planning to add a crawling vine on both of the end pots and I want them to crawl up and around the rod as well.
Step 3. Knotting the strings to make a “basket” for the pots.
I cut three pieces of strings, each 2 meter long. It depends how long you want it to be but you have to consider leaving a bit of a space where the plants can grow. Mine has a long “tail” or tassel.
Fold the strings together in half and make an overhand knot at the folded end.
Group the strings into three. From the first knot, I measured 30cm (can be longer) and knot a pair together until I have 3 knots.
Regroup the strings, now depending on the diameter of the pots you are using (mine is 12cm), knot together strings from the other pairs about 7cm from the second knot.. Make sure that you are tying the strings around and not across each other. Repeat this step one more time.
Now place the pot in the middle of the” basket” you just did. At the base tie all the strings together to close your basket.
Step 4. Transfer your herbs on the pots and using a string, hang them on the rod however you fancy.
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