DIY & Done: Outdoor Herb Garden for Your Patio

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Have you always wanted to grow your own fresh herbs at home but are short on space? A tabletop herb garden is just the ticket to having them on hand right outside your door. And as a bonus, you'll also pretty up your patio (or balcony) by planting them inside stylish galvanized pots. All you need to enjoy garden-fresh goodness is just a few simple steps (and snips) away.

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Drill a few small holes in the bottom of each planter for water drainage.

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Step 2

Fill the planter 3/4 of the way full with organic potting soil.

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Step 3

Dig a well for each plant, loosen the roots, and plant the herbs in the soil (be careful not to overcrowd). Then give them a good drink of water.

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*TIP: *It's best to plant herbs together that have similar water needs. For example, parsley, chives, basil, and dill require a lot of water, whereas rosemary, thyme, and oregano prefer drier soil.

Step 4

Wrap jute twine several times around the top of each planter, tie a tight knot, and cut off the excess.

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Step 5

Write the name of each herb on a popsicle stick and place in the soil to mark each plant.

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Bonus

If you only have space for one small pot, group all of your herbs in one like this chic marble planter ...

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Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.

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