Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tiered Herb Garden

Here is a tutorial of a tiered herb garden found on the Katie Brown website which can be found here. She made a few changes by using plastic planters which I think would last longer in the elements.

You can buy the risers and the planters at Home Depot. Paint the risers with white outdoor paint. Instead of attaching the stairs to a fence you can simply leaned it up against the fence. Which seems pretty stable.

Drill holes in each corner of the planter in order to attach it to the risers and three holes in the middle along the bottom for drainage.

Screw or nail each planter into the risers. As seen on Katie Browns tutorial here.

It is recommended to place rocks or broken pottery at the bottom of your planter prior to placing soil inside. This prevents clogging and clumping of the soil which would preventing good drainage.

Now just add your potting soil and herbs. You’ve got the perfect, cute and whimsical little herb garden (or flower garden)!


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Very cute set up, Cita. You and DH do serious work in the planting season to use each and every available space. I love that about you.

Cartoon Characters said...

Wow. I LOVE this idea! I will show my husband and see what he can come up with!

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