A DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden is an easy project and you’ll have fresh herbs at your fingertips. We’ve found 10 of the best to try!
How would you like a continuous supply of home grown fresh herbs right at your fingertips? It’s true, this can be you! All you need is to upcycle your Jars and pop them on a Pallet. You can even use a piece of wood and hang them in a favourite space at your place.
Whether it’s on the back wall or in your kitchen, you will love the fact that you can watch your herbs grow.
You can use a Pallet or any other back drop. It could be wood, a chalkboard, old door, anything goes. We have seen them hanging on window shutters and lots of other household items. The best way to work out if the backdrop will be right for your project is to check how easy it will be to attach the Mason Jars.
You can use brackets to hang them or use clamps as shown in the above version^^^
Here’s an example of a Recycled Shutter that has a lovely distressed look. This is great inspiration and shows how you can display your Mason Jars on all sorts of materials. Anything goes! We found this one 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’
Materials Needed For DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden -:
Mason Jar Infographic via Fix
How To Make A Mason Jar Herb Garden -:
It’s very easy to put these Mason Jars together. It is recommended that you use quality organic potting soil for this project.
- 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
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, so be sure to click play to view. Be sure to continue scrolling and grab our handy Chart that gives you 10 of the easiest herbs that can be grown indoors.
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 quite inexpensively. You can purchase them here
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 a temperature in the vicinity of 55-75F (13-24 degrees celcius) to have their best opportunity.
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.