I have an easy and impressive gardening project for you today. This is How to Build a Herb Tower!
This is the second year I’ve put together a herb tower and it’s been a big hit both years. An herb tower is great if you are short on space, or just want to have something handy too keep your herbs outside near your kitchen. My actual raised bed is a good distance from my kitchen, so I like to keep my herb tower on my deck near my kitchen.
The herb tower is fabulous because it condenses the amount of space you need to grow a variety of herbs and it looks great on your deck. It’s much easier than it looks too… especially since you now have step by step instructions!
How to Make A Herb Tower
What you need
5 pots – different sizes described below
1 bag potting soil
6-8 small herb plants including Rosemary
You will need 3 nice round pots. Looks for ones that are wide but relatively flat. Make sure your pots have some small holes for proper drainage.
You will need two other pots that are narrow and close to the same height as the largest and middle pot. These pots don’t have to look nice and can be old because you will cover them in dirt and not actually see them.
Those pots go upside down in the middle of the tower to prop up the tower.
Figure out which herbs work best in each pot. At the bottom I like low crawling herbs like oregano or thyme.
In the middle I like herbs with a little height like basil, dill, or chives.
I love Rosemary at the top because it is sturdy and almost “tree” like.
Put potting soil in the bottom pot around the middle “prop” pot.
Arrange crawling herb angled to outside of pot so when they start to grow they can spill over the sides.
Add the second level of the tower. Put the potting soil in the second pot, covering the prop pot again.
Add the top of the tower!
Use the potting soil to plant the Rosemary.
Put on your deck and enjoy! Don’t forget to water When it all grows in, it looks like this!
I hope you enjoy your herb tower as much as I do! Make sure to check out my healthy recipes to use these herbs also on Running in a Skirt!
What herbs are you growing this year?
Do you have any tips for container gardening in small spaces?