Mason Jar Herb Garden
Grow Fresh Herbs on your Windowsill!
I love having fresh herbs on hand to cook with – and this year I made a mini Herb Garden using leftover Mason jars from canning I did earlier in the year. This is an easy DIY project you can do yourself, and you’ll love being able to snip off what’s needed for your favorite recipes!
- Wide Mouth Mason Jars
- Herb seeds or starts from a local nursery
- Chalkboard stake & chalk markers (optional)
To start my Mini Herb Garden this year I tried out 4 of the herbs I use the most: Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary, and Chives. I do also use a LOT of basil & cilantro…but I’m planting that outside since I want to have more of it. So, those are also good options if you want to keep them small.
All you need to do is plant the seeds or seed starts in the mason jar and water as directed. Choose a nice and sunny spot for most all herbs, but make sure to check the directions for each herb that you are planting.
- Thyme – This herb likes full sun, so make sure that the window area where you will have this gets lots of sunlight. Don’t overwater this one since they like a well drained soil.
- Oregano – This one also likes full sun and that’s another reason why I chose this to plant inside with the other herbs. It also likes to have well drained soil and overwatering can cause root rot, so water only as needed.
- Rosemary – Rosemary also likes full sun and you’ll want to avoid over watering this one as well.
- Chives – Needs full sun & well drained soil, but this one DOES need to be well watered throughout the season. I put this one at the front of the Herb garden so that I’ll remember to water it more frequently.
- All of these herbs mentioned above do well in containers, but if you are wanting them to get bigger throughout the growing season you can transplant them outside once the weather is nice. 🙂
Hope you enjoy some fresh herbs with this Frugal and Easy DIY!
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- Choose from pint or quart size based on the size of the herb that you are wanting to grow. I used two pint and two quart for what is shown above.