A Hanging Herb Garden



My wife Leigh Ann loves to cook, and to use fresh herbs when she does. Unfortunately, her garden is several yards away from our house, so I thought I would devise a way we could have pots of herbs growing right outside our kitchen door. I started with three, thin six-inch wide oak boards through which I cut holes for nine clay pots. Then I drilled holes for two four-foot long support dowels.


Since my hanging herb garden will be subject to sunlight and rain, I protected the wood with two coats of Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane.


Once dry, I slid my 3/4-inch dowels through the holes in each shelf.


Then I measured, marked and drilled 3/8″ holes for the two-inch dowels on which the shelves would rest.


An inexpensive plant hanging kit provided me with a way to mount my miniature herb garden on the side of our house.

HeroThen came the really fun part: adding pots of various herbs to my three shelves — now right outside our kitchen window.

Be sure to check out Minwax’s new “Made With Love. Finished With Minwax.” campaign currently going on. The theme is ‘Find. Finish. Love.,’ celebrating the thrill of finding real wood pieces – sometimes in the least expected places – and the joy of making them into something we love.

Until next time,

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