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How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this simple hanging herb garden for your kitchen.

hanging herb garden
Measurements for this hanging herb garden are based on standard 4-in. terra-cotta pots. Each rectangular box holds three pots, so you can grow a variety of flavorful herbs right in your kitchen.

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Tools & Materials for an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

  • 4-in. terra-cotta pots (6)
  • 4-ft. 1×3 board (2)
  • 4-ft. 1×6 board (1)
  • No. 10 screw hooks (16)
  • 18 ft. of chain
  • Saw
  • Drill/driver
  • Nail gun
  • 1-1/2-in. nails

Indoor Hanging Herb Garden: Build two boxes

measure pots and base for hanging herb garden

cut herb planter box pieces

Place the pots on the 1×6 board to determine the size of the boxes. Be sure to leave room for the side pieces to be placed on top of the base. Cut the base and side pieces to size. The base shown here measures 15 in., the long side pieces measure 15 in. and the short side pieces measure 4 in.

nail boxes together

nail herb planter boxes together

Flip the box upside down to secure the base to the sides using a nail gun and 1-1/2-in. nails. Repeat this step to assemble both boxes.

Indoor Hanging Herb Garden: Add hooks and chain

add hooks to inside of herb planter boxes for hanging herb garden

Predrill holes for the screw hooks along the inside of both boxes, approximately 3 in. apart, and screw in the hooks. Predrill holes and add screw hooks to the underside of only one of the boxes.

measure height of herb planter boxes for chains

cut chain to length

Cut four equal lengths of chain to hang the first box from your ceiling or soffit in front of a window in your kitchen. Cut four more equal lengths of chain to hang the second box from the underside of the first box. Be sure to leave enough room for your herbs to grow bigger.

screw hooks into bottom of one of the boxes

add hooks, use a pliers to help

Hang the boxes in front of your kitchen window and add your potted herbs. Then enjoy fresher, more flavorful foods prepared in your own kitchen all year long!