6 Easy steps to your own DIY Indoor herb garden (VIDEO)

Using fresh herbs is a great way to add that extra oomph to any dish.

But it never fails – anytime I buy a container of basil (or cilantro or thyme), I use it for one dish and the rest goes to waste. Growing your own fresh herbs is a great way to keep your favorites on hand, while allowing you to take only what you need. And don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb – once you set up your herb box, all you have to do is water your plants. We chose these super cute chalkboard planters, but you can use any planter that fits your kitchen decor, just be sure that it has a hole in the bottom to allow the water to properly drain.


  • Herbs
  • Charcoal
  • Fast draining potting soil
  • Planter
  • Watering can


  1. Place an inch of charcoal on the bottom of each container
  2. Add fast draining potting soil to container leaving a couple inches from top
  3. Remove extra dirt form the plant so it will sit in the container nicely
  4. Place plant and cover roots with potting soil
  5. Repeat with other herbs till container is full
  6. Water container slowly so that the roots and soil are moist but not drenched

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