Building an indoor herb garden has been on my to-do list for approximately 365 days. Last year I tried to grow the herbs from seeds and that was a colossal failure. This year, I went a safer route and bought some greenhouse herbs. I’m already using them in my cooking! There really is nothing better than leaning over and cutting off fresh greens while you’re making pasta sauce. Something so domestic about it. Of course, my herbs needed a nice home if they were going to permanently live on my counter. This wooden herb garden is what I came up with.
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The hardest part about building this little herb stand, is knowing where to drill the holes. It took us a while to figure out all of the measurements to make it balanced. Good news is, we did all of the hard work for you! You can download the FREE plans and measure it out perfectly without thinking:
Terra Cotta Pots (4 small, 3 medium)
1 x 8 board
1 3/4 x 3/4 board
2 1/8″ hole saw
2 1/2″ hole saw
The first step is to cut your boards according to the attached design plans. I used my Ryobi Sander to sand all of the boards down in no time!
Side note: The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System has more than 70 tools that work with the same battery, so you can use the same battery and charger to power all of your RYOBI tools. You can also buy bare tools so there’s no need to spend additional money on batteries and chargers every time you buy a new tool! LOVE it!
Next, use your hole saws to cut the perfect sized holes for your terra cotta pots. Use the attached plans to measure exactly where to drill.
The last step is to attach the tiny feet so that your herbs stand up off the counter. Glue and clamp them into place
When the glue was dried, I stained the piece in my favourite natural stain.
LOVE love this planter.
It sits on my windowsill in the sun and the herbs are growing beautifully. Herbs like to drink water from their feet, so I do pop of the pots out of the tray every couple of days. I just place them on a flat plate to soak up some water from the bottom and put them back in the tray when they are done :)
My dream of fresh herbs in the kitchen has finally come true!
If you like planters, you might like these simple Hexagon Wall Planters.
Or these Triangle Pallet Planters!