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Miniature Garden: 4 Ideas for Growing Herbs at Home

Whether you want fresh herbs for the flavor, medicinal qualities, or scent, these plants are easy to grow. The best part about herb gardens is you do not need much space. These plants will flourish with great care and some sun. Find out our four favorite ideas for creating miniature herb gardens below.


Use Window Boxes

While this technique is common, it saves a ton of floor space. If you have a small condo or porch, then you need all the room you can get. Planting herbs in boxes that hang from the windows means more area for chairs, tables, and people. Another perk to this planting method is the back-saving it offers. Since the herbs are at waist-height, there is no bending to snip a sprig of thyme or rosemary for dinner.

Plant a Garden Wall

Pallet planting is a fabulous way to create room for a small garden of herbs. You can use an indoor vertical garden for medicinal herbs like chamomile, stinging nettle, lavender, and echinacea. Other useful vertical ideas include stacking planters, door racks, plant shelves, Chinese medicine cabinets, plastic shoe racks, and metal shelves for small containers.

Planting in Pots and Hanging Baskets

Another way to make sure you have space for all the herbs you want is to spread them around the house. You can use them as decorations for the patio or any room. If you have no floor space, then try hanging the herbs from pots. You can easily pull the pot down when you need to water the plants or grab a few leaves of mint.

Counter Gardens

Depending on the amount of space you have for herbs, you may want to go with the smallest varieties available. You can find pygmy, miniature, tiny, dwarf, or baby herbs that will fit in any apartment or condo. You can place them in a long planter that you can use for a variety of herbs you can store on the kitchen island. If you have a spot that gets a lot of light, then there is no reason you cannot put a few different herbs in the same container. Then, you can access the spices you need without going outside.

Every herb has different qualities. Several varieties of mint enhance the flavor of your favorite foods and beverages. Meanwhile, lavender and chamomile offer anti-anxiety qualities. Mix and match, or plant all your favorites. With these four ways of planting, you can create several gardens if you have a green thumb.


Author Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;



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