Grow Your Own Herb Garden + Free Printables

Posted by on April 6, 2017
Grow Your Own Herb Garden + Free Printables

My family loves to garden. In fact, the charge is mostly led by my 10-year-old son, who has a passion for edible plants. We love growing herbs, especially, because they are so easy! I wanted to show you a simple and pretty way to have an herb garden in your home. I think what makes these jars so pretty are the simple brown kraft labels. The natural labels give a cozy feel to the herb jars.

There are a few ways to do it:

  1. You can start your herb garden by seed.
  1. You can propagate a clipping from friend’s plant. (This is one of my son’s favorite things to do.)
  1. You can buy a starter plant from a store.


  • Glass jars that you have around the house. I like using a variety of different size and shape jars. The eclectic look adds to the organic nature of this project.
  • Rocks
  • Organic gardening soil
  • Seeds, cuttings, or plants
  • Plastic wrap
  • Water
  • Printable labels on OL 5375 2” circle labels



Herb Garden Labels;; 

Step 1: Print out these labels or design your own using’s Maestro Label Designer, which by the way recently went through an upgrade. It’s so much easier to use!

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 2: Fill your jars of various sizes with garden rocks.

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 3: Layer organic potting soil on top of the rocks.

If You Plan on Starting by Seed

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 4: Sprinkle seeds on top of the potting soil. Cover with just a little bit of potting soil.

Step 5: Water the seeds.

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 6: Place plastic wrap over top of the jar to create a mini greenhouse effect. This will make your seeds sprout faster.

Step 7: Place your seeds in the partial sunny spot.

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 8: Stick your labels onto your jar.

If You Plan to Propagate Your Plant

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 4: Snip the top five inches off an existing herb. Then cut off the bottom leaves. You want to leave at least 5-6 of the plants new growth leaves. Then, place the stick of the herb cutting into moist soil. Roots will begin to form and the plant will grow tall and wide.

Step 5: Water it.

Step 6: Stick your labels onto your jar.

If You Plan to Use a Starter Plant 

Step 4: Plant your herb into the jar.

Step 5: Water your plant.

Herb Garden Labels;;

Step 6: Stick your labels onto your jar.

Project complete!

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