DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

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Have you ever wanted to keep fresh herbs in your kitchen but you don’t know where to start? Think you don’t have enough room because you lack counter space? Here is an idea for a DIY Kitchen Herb Garden that won’t take up a lot of space.

One thing that a lot of people have an over abundance of is coffee mugs. They seem to just accumulate over the years and it can be hard sometimes to get rid of them. For this DIY Kitchen Herb Garden, you will just need a few coffee mugs, herbs to transplant, extra soil and some large Cup Hooks. If you are in need of some coffee mugs then I recommend you hit up Tuesday Morning or your local Thrift Stores. They will have super cute mugs at a fair price.

For this Kitchen Herb Garden example I am going to show you how you can attach them to the sides of your cupboards so that they are off the counter tops but still next to the window so they can receive enough light to help them grow. I also think it is better to have them on the cupboards instead of on the window seal so they will not get too chilly on cold nights.

Items Needed:

  • Coffee Mugs
  • Cup Hooks
  • Potting Soil
  • Herbs
  • Small Rocks for drainage

*Tip – Make sure your mug handles are small enough to fit into the cup hooks.

First you will want to choose some herbs that you use most often in your cooking. The herbs featured in this project are Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Flat Parsley, Cilantro, Sage, Basil, and Spearmint.

To begin the transplant you will want to fill the base of the cups with about 1/2″ of small rocks. This will allow for proper drainage of the water.

Next you can place some of the potting soil in the mug.

Then you can transplant the herbs into each cup.

Once they are in the cups you will want to figure out exactly where you want each hook to go. Mark your spot with a small pencil mark and get out your drill. If you don’t have a drill you can also hammer in a small hole so that it gives you a place to screw in the cup hook.

Screw in each cup hook.

Place your mugs where you want them and enjoy!

Kitchen Herb Garden

*Tip – If the mugs are not staying upright enough you can use a little twine or a zip tie around the cup handle and the hook to help hold them a little more upright. There are two mugs in the photos that have zip ties around the handles and you can’t even tell.

Kitchen Herb Garden

To water you can just use a spray bottle each morning and give the soil a good spritz.

Kitchen Herb Garden

Looking for more Gardening Posts? Check out our DIY Garden Boxes post!

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13 thoughts on “DIY Kitchen Herb Garden”

  1. These are so so cute!!! I love the idea of having a herb garden in my kitchen, that would be so awesome!!!

  2. I’ve never come across such a way of growing herbs, but I think it looks so adorable. I think I may use these ideas in my new apartment. 🙂

  3. I grow herbs sometimes and I leave them on the kitchen windowsill but in the summer there is too much sun there and the plant always dries out and dies. I will try this method next time as it looks very beautiful.

  4. wow it is an amazing idea…kitchen looks so amazing and the view is beautiful…..love your idea..now i am surely going to try this diy kitchen herb garden…Thanks for sharing…

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