i should be mopping the floor: Indoor Herb Garden

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Indoor Herb Garden

This Indoor Herb Garden post and its shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThinkOutsideTheWipe #CollectiveBias

Our new Indoor Herb Garden is housed in our sunroom for year-round enjoyment. While it's just a "starter garden" at this point, I anticipate upsizing it down the road and enjoying fresh herbs for years to come. Come see how we put this together below...it was a fun family project.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Since moving to our new home last year, we've missed our herb garden we had at our previous place. It was actually a series of whiskey barrels with basil, rosemary, thyme, and mint spilling out...and it was wonderful. I'd send the kids out with a basket and scissors to grab fresh herbs for dinner. I also became the crazy herb lady that brought baggies of our bounty to everyone she knew...we always seemed to have a bumper crop of mint and rosemary! 

We've finally figured out a way to create an herb garden over here...and this time it's inside (so we *hopefully* won't have to replant every single year). Come check out this lovely (and tasty!) addition to our sunroom.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
This project turned into a family affair. With all of the craziness of storms in Texas this past weekend, we needed a good inside project to work on.  While this was a messy one, it was really fun to put together...and it's like the project that keeps giving, right?

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
To keep things from getting too crazy messy, we kept Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing Wipes on hand. We're quite a few years past the diapering stage, but these wipes are great for so much more.  They're thicker with their patented Triple Clean Layers that get the job done for an ultimate clean. We appreciate the EZ Pull® Dispensing that's perfect when your hands are messy and you only want to pull out one wipe. And these handy soft packs are great anywhere and everywhere. Click on the above photo to grab a box!

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
For this indoor herb garden project, we grabbed the following supplies:
  • terra cotta pots and saucers
  • 1/2" square dowels for markers (we cut ours to 9" lengths)
  • chalk-style paint, pickle wash-style paint
  • paint brushes
  • rubber letter stamps and stamp pad
  • Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing Wipes for easy clean up.
Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Seriously...clean up made easy.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
We grabbed our Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing Wipes in Cucumber and Green Tea scent at our Sam's Club. Right now, you can get $8 off the purchase of any 2 Huggies products, valid 8/23 - 9/17 or while supplies last.

And did you know that Sam's now offers curbside pick up? It's an absolute DREAM, y'all. Click here to check it out.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
We started by just painting the bands on the pots to give them a pop of color and make them coordinate with our aqua decor a bit more. Using a chalk-style paint helps it go on easily. 

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
We gave the plant marker dowels an easy pickle wash finish.
I shared my pickle wash method here a couple of weeks ago, if you like this finish.
It's simple enough that my kiddos can do it.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Keep the wipes handy for painty hands.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
After the pickling finish dried, my older son stamped all of the names of the herbs onto the markers.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Then, we planted (that's the best part, right?). 
After the plant is secure in the pot, we stick in the corresponding plant marker.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
While our plants are pretty small, I do anticipate replanting into larger pots, maybe next summer or so. I want to see how well things do in our sunroom before I go whole-hog on this indoor herb garden. The pots I chose are a nice, manageable size for us. Our sunroom was the perfect spot, too. It's been kind of bare bones since we moved in. It's not temperature-controlled, so it can get a bit warm in the summer. But, it's not bad in the winter with how mild the temperatures are here in Texas.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Don't the herbs look great in their new home?
I've already used the basil and chives in cooking some meals this week.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.

Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
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Indoor Herb Garden | Bring the herbs inside so they last longer in extreme conditions. This project is easy to put together and is the perfect low maintenance herb garden.
Where would you put an indoor herb garden?






3 comments:

  1. Your indoor garden looks beautiful! I've always wanted one but am afraid I have no idea how to take care of the herbs. I love how you just painted the tops, too. Very elegant! #client

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  2. This is awesome; plus it makes a great family project.

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  3. Fun project. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. sharing

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