How to make a Countertop Herb Garden for your Kitchen

How to make a Countertop Herb Garden for your Kitchen

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This is for all my friends now living in small spaces who still want to have living pick-able plants like herbs/flowers within easy reach.

For this design, I’m using an old wire three-tiered fruit stand – perfect container for the job in hand.

I’ve lined it with weed-matting which comes several inches up the sides of the wire stands and then filled with potting soil.

I’m also using wet sphagnum moss to cover the soil so that when I shatter the micro green seeds they have a nice clean environment above the soil for easy clean picking/harvesting.

You will need a selection on potted living herbs of your choice or whatever you like to flavour up your cooking – along with a few flowers!

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19 Comments

  1. Kitty Mervine on April 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    thank you for letting us know about potting soil! Also my mother is moving to a retirement apartment, and she loves gardening! This is the perfect present for her!

  2. william hall on April 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Astar what a brilliant and clever idea and it is beautiful as well

  3. Rebecca Hefner on April 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    What a beautiful idea. I love this.

  4. Diane Johnson on April 26, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    This is so wonderful!

  5. taleandclaw rock on April 26, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Lovely! Coir matting could also be used instead of weed mat for more natural appearance…this would also allow for orchids and air plants and hoyas to be attached to outside of dishes! And a soiless media can be made with just vermiculite and perlite mix…this is lighter, avoids compaction, keeps good water/air ratio, and nutrients can easily be added with weak fortnightly soluble fertaliser in water, or some slow release osmocote or such. ♡

  6. rodya255 on April 26, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Came here for the herb garden,. But wow you’re a really attractive woman. Anyways, thank you for the diy!

  7. Patti Foote on April 26, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Bravo, love love love this!

  8. BB's Back to Basics on April 26, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Great idea! And it looks great as well.

  9. Anna Klijn on April 26, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Astar, I have made something similar a Weil ago but I also covered the sides with sphagnum and it looks really spectacular 💝

  10. Amy D on April 26, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Fantastic, I’m going to do this over school hols with my son. What a great project. Thank you!

  11. Lilly on April 26, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Lovely idea (as usual) Astar. I would put watering gel crystals into the potting mix as well, as I’m terrible at remembering to water, and when I do I may even get away with just misting and an occasional proper watering, do you think that would work?

  12. Julia P on April 26, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Astar your such a beautiful lady. I love watching your channel. I just love this idea. Will be making one for my kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Julia 💕💕

  13. Brenda Hightower on April 26, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I love this idea. I may try this so to have herbs all year round inside instead of outside. Thank you. You are a jewel.

  14. MATRIX-OO7 on April 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Rosemary and basil i love

  15. Sharon Opstbaum on April 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Dear Astar, Thanks for answering my query! I am so excited to try this. Must start searching for a stand like yours straight away! This is certainly a good way to garden indoors. oxoxo

  16. MATRIX-OO7 on April 26, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Thats so beautiful

  17. white light on April 26, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Love this♡♡♡

  18. Rae Henry on April 26, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    OMG, you’re such a beautiful woman. You are my Sunshine 😘

  19. Cheryl Centenio/Blessed Virgin Mother on April 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Very nice.

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