DIY MASON JAR HERB GARDEN

Grow your own herb garden using supplies you probably already have around the house. This DIY indoor Mason Jar herb garden was easy to do and you can make one, too!

All you need is a mason jar or similar jar. Wide neck is easier than a narrow neck. You also need sand, rocks, soil and seeds. We used basil for our herb garden, but you could use a variety of herbs.

Directions: Fill the jar with about an inch of sand, followed by 1-2 inches of rocks, topping it off with about 2 inches of soil. Sprinkle a few seeds on top, cover with soil and water your seeds a couple times a week. It did several weeks before the basil grew large enough for us to use a few leaves. We also put our jars outside for a couple weeks because our original location in our school room was north facing. Once the basil was big enough for us to use, we moved it back in the house and put it in the kitchen. It looks beautiful and it’s functional!

Supplies:
-jar
-sand
-rocks
-soil
-seeds

Cost: Less than $1 per jar

Duration:
set up -15 minutes
project -10 minutes
clean up -10 minutes
sprout -1 week
leaves -3 weeks
big enough to use -6 weeks

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49 Comments

  1. Lyn on March 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Wow, I adore it.

  2. Lali M on March 16, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    How do you eventually move the roots out of the Jar? Anybody

  3. Sandra Moody on March 16, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I love the coffee mill you have on the countertop next to the herbs. Can you tell me where you found it?
    Thanks for the video. Really enjoyed it.

  4. Project Happy Home on March 16, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing this – maybe the sand was my missing ingredient before. Our Mason jar herbs never lived very long! You bring so much beauty to our HS!

  5. Veronica Santos on March 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Definitely testing out my green πŸ’š thumb πŸͺ΄πŸŒ±πŸ˜Š

  6. Janet Lachimia on March 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    What kind of soil? Just potting soil, or soil with nutrients like rapid grow?

  7. glowy on March 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    hey, is it mandatory to use sand? I don’t have any sand and i’m trying to grow plants with things i already have at home πŸ™‚

  8. calene cochran on March 16, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    what’s with the music can’t hear what you are saying with all that playing on top of your speaking

  9. S mimi on March 16, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    can we do the same with Parsley ?

  10. leah on March 16, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Why sand?

  11. Kata Kata Keren Channel _ Jasmine Hawa on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    DIY Mason Jab Herb Garden, Good Job πŸ™‚

  12. Seasonal Living on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Can I just say how amazing you are?! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’—πŸƒ

  13. Rachel Rabanal on March 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    How do your plants do in such little soil? Or is this a temp thing for them to be transferred elsewhere later.

  14. Maive Ferrando on March 16, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I’m so gonna try this, loved it! X

  15. Jackie G on March 16, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Love this!!!!!

  16. Chantol Phillips on March 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I love it!! I have a clean glass salsa jar saved just for this! πŸ’•

  17. Sarah Pirkle on March 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I have a outher question , so if you plant those seeds in a jar , so how do you get them out when you want to put them in the garden or in a pot ,

  18. Happy Children on March 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    mashaAllah❀❀

  19. Jorge Canales on March 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    There should be something between the rocks and the soil or if not it will create root rot

  20. Blooming Brilliant Homeschoolers on March 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    This is so awesome. I need to do this with the kids, they will love it!

  21. m on March 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    All the Mason jar grow kits had horrible reviews, mold growth was the chief complaint!

  22. Shayne Jung on March 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    One of the only videos where you showed planting actual seeds! How long do they last in the mason jar?

  23. Sabina Serbu on March 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Iveth Roman on March 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I have a quick question is this a self watering plant or not.

  25. Sara RaisingSix on March 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Love this!!!

  26. Precious Years on March 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    This is so beautiful…I am going to try this in a mason jar. How often and time do you need to take it outside?

  27. J.G.M RANDOM on March 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    The roots will get algae

  28. amami awang on March 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    can i just add only soil ? and seed of course

  29. David Gaudette on March 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Why? She never WHY she’s doing these things :/

  30. Abstor Court on March 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Hannah! , would this work for growing chives ? Thank you!

  31. Belle Phoenix & The Subterranean Sea on March 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Love this

  32. Donna Reilly on March 16, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Pepper and Pine, Can you recommend organic seeds? Thanks

  33. RAW fruitarians reversing DIS-ease on March 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Really amazing video

  34. MrSco452 on March 16, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Great idea but didnt work out for us. Roots ended up sitting in water as no drainage and it got to the point where this stunted growth. Transplated into a pot and they thrived.

  35. Strawberryicy An on March 16, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    I am totally new to gardening. Can I put them on my balcony where it has 5-6 hour direct sun light everyday. Will too much sunlight stop herbs from growing? I have three cats at home so there is no way that I can grow them inside my house πŸ˜‚

  36. Z H on March 16, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    nice Hana,

  37. lucia nguyen on March 16, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    What kind of sand is needed for this project ?

  38. Joka KReid on March 16, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    terrible audio

  39. Chirag Nighojkar on March 16, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Can you use a substitute for the sand?

  40. Dika Christi on March 16, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    So easy..thankyou for sharing .like it

  41. Accrual World on March 16, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Hi. Is the sand necessary? Can I just add the stones and then the soil on top? Also do you add fertilizer at all during this process or after?

  42. Ravneet Kour on March 16, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Which soil you have used please..

  43. Austin Haynes on March 16, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Can you do this with a plant and just transplant it into the jar? Or do you have to start from seeds?

  44. MAMA GYPSY'S CARAVAN on March 16, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I just love the look of plants in mason jars! We did this with an avocado pit.

  45. Josh Is On A Mission: FIRE & Debt on March 16, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    ok, new to gardening here, but don’t you have to make holes in the bottom of the jar so that the water goes through?

  46. T L on March 17, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Your signs for the plants are so cute. I never thought of making them that way

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  48. A Common Life on March 17, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I need to do this with my kids. They would love this.

  49. jayvanda on March 17, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Thx VeryGood

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