Vertical Herb Garden
Herbs are planted vertically in this diy shoe caddy project.
Materials for your vertical herb garden:
- Cloth shoe caddy
- Potting soil or compost
- Herbs or plants of your choice
- Rod, hooks or nails for hanging
1. Choose your herbs or plants that you want planted in your vertical herb garden. Because there are lots of pouches, this is a good time to experiment with things you haven’t tried before. Bonnie Plants offers a variety of herbs to choose from.
2. Decide on a location for your vertical herb garden. A fence or the side of a garage or shed are some good options.
3. Use nails or screws to attach the caddy directly to the wall where it will hang, or use a shower curtain rod and hooks. Just make sure whatever you use will be able to support the weight of the soil, water, plants, any extra supplies and the caddy itself.
4. Check the drainage of the pouches before planting by pouring in some water. If there’s not sufficient drainage in the fabric, poke a few small holes in the bottom of each pouch.
5. Fill the pouches with soil or compost, but leave about an inch between the top of the pouch and the soil. Add the herbs, plants or seeds. And watch your new vertical herb garden grow!
Make plant tags for your vertical herb garden:
1. Round up some fabric scraps, ultra-firm stabilizer and iron-on adhesive.
2. Adhere the stabilizer to the middle of the fabric (leave enough fabric around the edges to fold over) using an iron and the adhesive. Cut triangles out of the corners so you can make a nice fold. Attach the flaps with iron-on adhesive.
3. Attach a piece of canvas or other heavy cloth to the front of the tag so you can label it. Use a permanent marker to write the plant name.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 and make as many tags as necessary!