Indoor Garden DIYs Indoor Garden DIYs

by Paul Lowe, Sweet Paul Indoor Garden

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a big garden — or even a small garden, for that matter — to grow all our veggies and flowers. However, with a little dirt and these handy ideas from Sweet Paul + Mrs. Meyer’s Magazine: The Perfectly Imperfect Issue, you can have them no matter what size your space.

Dried Herbs Dried Herbs

Instructions For Drying Herbs

SUPPLIES

  • Herbs
  • Rubber bands
  • Jar with a lid
  • Hook, nail or push pin

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Make small bundles of herbs and secure them with a rubber band. Make sure not to use string (the stems will shrink as they dry and you don’t want your bundles falling apart).

  2. Hang the herbs in an airy space to dry for about a week.

  3. Once they’re nice and dry, store them in a jar and tightly close the lid.
Wine Crate Garden Wine Crate Garden

Instructions For WINE CRATE GARDEN

SUPPLIES

  • Plastic trash bags
  • Wooden crate
  • Pebbles
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Moss

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Cover the inside of the box with two layers of plastic bags. Then, trim the plastic bags down to size.

  2. Fill the bottom of the crate with 2 to 3 inches of pebbles.

  3. Fill the rest of the crate up with soil.

  4. Plant your plants and herbs.

  5. Add moss to keep the soil moist.
Herb Terrarium Herb Terrarium

Instructions For HERB TERRARIUM

SUPPLIES

  • Glass bowl
  • Pebbles
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Small figurines

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Take your bowl and fill it with a 2-inch layer of pebbles.

  2. Add in soil until it’s about 1/3 of the way up the bowl.

  3. Get planting.

  4. Add another thick layer of pebbles.

  5. Mix in small figurines for an extra bit of personality.
Hanging Herb Pots Hanging Herb Pots

Instructions For HANGING HERB POTS

SUPPLIES

  • Pots
  • Metal wire
  • Herbs
  • Wire cutters

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Cut a long piece of wire and tie it around your pot. Make sure your pot has a rim on top. That way, the wire has a place to rest.

  2. Cut another piece of wire and secure it to one side of the pot. Then, make a simple hoop over the pot and secure that end of the wire to the other side of the pot.

  3. Fill the planter with your favorite plants and herbs and go on and hang it up.
Eggshell Planters Eggshell Planters

Instructions For EGGSHELL PLANTERS

SUPPLIES

  • Eggs
  • Seeds
  • Egg carton
  • Soil

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Save up your empty, cracked eggs and place them back in their carton.

  2. Fill each egg with a bit of soil and add in your seeds.

  3. Place in a sunny area and wait for them to sprout.

  4. Once plants are big enough, plant them outside or transfer them to a larger planter.
Vegetable Centerpiece Vegetable Centerpiece

Instructions For VEGETABLE CENTERPIECE

SUPPLIES

  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Vases and small containers

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

  1. Arrange vegetables on your table.

  2. Keep it interesting by adding in some height with vegetables like asparagus and rosemary. You can even put them in a vase or two if you’re feeling fancy.

  3. Group smaller, colorful vegetables together to fill in any leftover negative space.