How would you like a continuous supply of homegrown fresh herbs right at your fingertips? All you need to do is to upcycle your Jars and pop them on a Pallet, some wood or even a window shutter.
Our post has lots of great ideas that you are going to love plus we show you how to layer your Herb Jars. We also have included a video and the top 10 herbs to grow indoors.
How To Make A Mason Jar Herb Garden
It’s easy to put these Mason Jars together. It is recommended that you use quality organic potting soil for this project.
DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden Materials
- Fill your Jars 3/4 full with Potting Soil
- Add seeds to each jar following the planting instructions
- cover the seeds with additional potting soil.
- Add identification tags to each mason jar
- water in seeds, just enough water to dampen
Best Herbs To Grow Indoors
Here’s a great infographic from ‘Desima’ outlining the 10 easiest herbs to grow indoors. In order to have the best success you really need to give due consideration to what you are planting.
These Herbs also require bright light, good ventilation and, the temperature in the vicinity of 55-75F (13-24 degrees Celcius) to have their best opportunity.
Mason Jar Herb Garden Video
via Thrifty Fun
We’ve included a short video tutorial from ‘Thrifty Fun’ above which gives you information as to how to attach your Jars to the wood.
Whilst this DIY is for Mason Jars, you could use any wide-mouthed Jar for this project. You can buy Mason Jars in bulk on Amazon. Click Play above ^
You can use a Pallet or any other backdrop. It could be wood, a chalkboard, an old door .. anything goes. We have seen them hanging on window shutters and lots of other household items.
Here’s an example of a Recycled Shutter that has a lovely distressed look. This is great inspiration.
We love how you can display your Mason Jars on all sorts of materials. We found this idea on Etsy.
Mason Jars also look delightful with flowers, this simple look will brighten up any room. Put decent space between your rows for extra impact. Found on ‘Put It In A Jar’
A Pallet is a great backdrop for your Mason Jar Herb Garden if you can find one, stain it up for a rustic look like this one from ‘Rebecca’s Bird Garden‘
Don’t you love this version from ‘Crafts Unleashed and the Wire Basket is a cute touch!
This Mason Jar Wall Garden from ‘Not Just a Housewife’ looks great. It’s super simple and she has used plants not herbs. She also has a few good tips to share that you will no doubt find helpful.
- Use slow growing plantsos
- No direct light otherwise you may cook the ball of the roots when jar heats up
- Don’t over water, simply dampen
- Use rocks for drainage
- Do not hang near heater vent
‘Camille Styles’ has made these gorgeous Mason Jar Planters and the chalkboard tags are a lovely touch.
Buy yourself some Chalkboard Tape. It’s perfect for your Jars and so easy too! Get yours here