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.

Supplies:

  • 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

 

Instructions:

Herb Garden Labels; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com 

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

Herb Garden Labels; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

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

Herb Garden Labels; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

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

If You Plan on Starting by Seed

Herb Garden Labels; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

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; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

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; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

Step 8: Stick your labels onto your jar.

If You Plan to Propagate Your Plant

Herb Garden Labels; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

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; onlinelabels.com; handmadebykelly.com

Step 6: Stick your labels onto your jar.

Project complete!

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