How to Make an Herb Tower

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How to Make an Herb Tower

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I have an easy and impressive gardening project for you today.  This is How to Build a Herb Tower!

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Hello! Hello!

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.

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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!

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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

Directions

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.

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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.

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Those pots go upside down in the middle of the tower to prop up the tower.

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

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.

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Rosemary

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

Chives

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

Dill

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

Greek Oregano

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Lemon Oregano

How to Make and Herb Tower / Running in a Skirt

Thyme

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Put potting soil in the bottom pot around the middle “prop” pot.

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Arrange crawling herb angled to outside of pot so when they start to grow they can spill over the sides.

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Add the second level of the tower.  Put the potting soil in the second pot, covering the prop pot again.

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Add the top of the tower!

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Use the potting soil to plant the Rosemary.

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Put on your deck and enjoy!  Don’t forget to water Smile  When it all grows in, it looks like this!

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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!

Your turn!

What herbs are you growing this year?

Do you have any tips for container gardening in small spaces?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:31+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Fun, Gardening|13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. jill conyers June 13, 2018 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Julie this is awesome! I’m going to re-do my herb garden this weekend 🙂

  2. […] you like this herb tower I did a DIY post many moons ago on how to make this yourself HERE.  This is such a fun thing to have on your back deck near your kitchen.  It makes it easy to get […]

  3. […] herb tower is already going crazy and I’m not having to buy fresh herbs anymore.  It’s so fabulous […]

  4. […] fresh rosemary from the Herb tower.  Nothing says summer to me like fragrant and fabulous fresh […]

  5. […] mozzarella, heirloom tomato, olive oil we brought home from Italy, and basil from our herb garden!  Because nothing says “big American holiday,” like a traditional Italian salad???  I […]

  6. Steve Cooper June 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Great idea made practical. Thanks for sharing the tip and allowing us to pass it on at http://eatdrinkandgoveggie.com/?page_id=278.

    • JulieWunder June 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      no problem! Thanks for the shout out– I’m glad you liked it!

  7. […] 13WLOS-TV’s Meteorologist, Julie Wunder, obviously has a green thumb and dirty fingers after putting this together for the deck. We suggest you try one, whether you’re cramped for space or not. Keep it near the kitchen door to make it handy to chop fresh herbs and spices for your favorite recipes. the instructions are easy. Why don’t you just wander over to Julie’s blog and give the project a whirl. http://www.runninginaskirt.com/how-to-make-an-herb-tower/ […]

  8. Joanne Shafer June 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Love the idea.

    Missing you again on early morning and lunch. Hope everything is ok

    • JulieWunder June 10, 2013 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Yes! I’m fine! I just posted that I was in Italy. I didn’t take a computer– we try not to make big public announcements that we are going out of town until we get back either! Just to be safe 🙂

  9. Love this Julie. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Annette Cocke May 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Julie, what a great idea! We have a patio table we never use in lots of sunshine. I can put this in the middle. Can’t wait to get started. Many thanks for posting this. Hope you are doing well. On TV, your voice is much stronger. Keep up the good work!

  11. Wayne Burgess May 28, 2013 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Why aren’t you posing beside your completed creation?

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