DIY & Done: Outdoor Herb Garden for Your Patio

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse
DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

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.

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse
DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 1

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

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 2

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

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

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.

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

*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.

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 5

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

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse
DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Bonus

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

DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse
DIY Herb Garden for Your Patio
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

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.