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Creating an Indoor Herb Garden

We often get asked for advice on which flower seeds and vegetable seeds to grow in small spaces, or with no garden at all. So we thought it would be useful for us to create a short series of blog posts looking at our top tips for gardening in small spaces (gardens, balconies, yards, inside only).


Our second post in this series is looking at top tips for indoor gardens - specifically creating an indoor handing herb garden.

Plant hangers are a great way and creative way to grow herbs indoors. They are quick and easy to make, and not only do they give you easy access to fresh smelling (and tasting) herbs for your cooking, but they also can look really impressive too.


WHAT YOU NEED 4 empty, clean cans

Strong (thin) rope 4 Different herb plants (lemon balm, sage, thyme, mint, basil, parsley etc...)

Thick string (approx. 1.5 m per can)

Scissors

Drill

Spray paint - your choice of colour


1. Drill two holes opposite each other in each of the empty, cleaned cans around 5–10 cm beneath the upper rim of the open side. 2. Then spray the cans with the spray paint and leave to dry for 2-3 hours. 3. Tie the string lengths to each side 4. Adjust the length on the string, depending on how or low you want the herbs hanging 5. Plant the herb plants in the cans, in some indoor friendly compost, and hang them by or near the window where possible.

6. Make sure you follow the instructions to keep them watered and healthy.

7. Use them in the tastiest dishes you can create!