After spending lots of time inside all winter, I want to find any excuse to get outdoors in the spring. I count down the days until the weather is finally warm enough for me to plant my flowers, vegetables and herbs outside.
I love to watch my garden grow. And the only thing better than seeing your garden grow, is when it is time to harvest the delicious veggies. Even my kids tend to eat more vegetables when they have had a hand in helping to grow them in our garden.
A DIY tiered planter is a quick and easy project, perfect for container gardening, especially if you have a small space. This one only takes up a small corner of my back patio. If you have ever thought about starting an herb garden, give this one a try.
Fresh herbs are one of my favorite things to grow in containers. They are so useful, especially when I cook. Some of the herbs I use most often are basil, parsley and cilantro. I also like to grow mint (the perfect garnish for summer drinks like my homemade lemonade!) Lavender and rosemary are a couple of my other favorite herbs to grow.
Since most herbs grow well in containers, I decided to make this three-tiered planter just for them.
This DIY tiered planter took just minutes to create, including planting time! If I keep it watered regularly, my small herb garden will produce fresh herbs all season long.
How To Make a Tiered Planter
- 3 different sized containers (Small, Medium and Large) *Tip: Make sure they have holes in the bottom for drainage
- Potting Soil
- Plants (I used herbs – but you can use any other plants or flowers for containers)
- Fill the Large container about 3/4 full with potting soil. Set the Medium container inside the Large container. Add plants/herbs to the Large container in the space around the Medium container. Add soil to fill in around the plants in the Large container until you reach the top rim of the Large container.
- Fill the Medium container about 3/4 full with potting soil. Set the Small container inside the Medium container. Add plants/herbs to the Medium container in the space around the Small container. Add soil to fill in around the plants in the Medium container until you reach the top rip of the Medium container.
- Fill the Small container with potting soil and as many plants as desired. It’s okay to pack them in close together. Project finished. It really is that simple to create your tiered container garden!
Remember to keep your container garden watered regularly for best results.
Which herbs would you plant in a DIY herb garden like this? What are your favorite container gardening ideas and tips? Let us know in the comments below.
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