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DIY
Herb Garden Tower

Full Sun Project

Step 1:

Choose terracotta pots in 3 sizes.

Step 2:

Fill the largest pot ¾ full of potting soil. Tamp down the soil to make it firm, add more if needed.

terracotta pots

Step 3: Place the medium terracotta pot on top of the soil. Fill it ¾ full of potting soil. Tamp it down as well and as more soil as needed.

Step 4: Place the smallest terracotta pot on top and fill it ½ full.

assorted herb plants

Step 5: Sprinkle Dr. Earth Root Zone Starter Fertilizer in each layer. This fertilizer is organic; perfect for herbs.

Step 6: Plant 4 inch herbs according to the recipe starting with the bottom layer and working your way to the top. Plant all your favorite herbs.

Diagram of herb pot

Step 7: Fill in around the plants with potting soil.

Step 8: Water in thoroughly.

herb tower garden

Recipe List

Project time: 45 minutes

Plant a stacked herb garden using several containers and you can have a mixed herb garden nearby even in the smallest spaces.

  • A - Variegated Thyme
  • B - Purple Sage
  • C - Columnar Basil
  • D - Rosemary
  • E - Parsley
  • F - Tricolor Sage
  • G - Chives

Shopping List

  • 1 - 14 inch terracotta pot
  • 1 - 10 inch terracotta pot
  • 1 - 6 inch terracotta pot
  • 1 - bag Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting soil
  • 1- box Dr. Earth Root Zone Starter Fertilizer organic
  • 3 - 4 inch Variegated Thyme
  • 2 - 4 inch Purple Sage
  • 1 - 4 inch Columnar Basil
  • 1 - 4 inch Rosemary
  • 2 - 4 inch Parsley
  • 1 - 4 inch Tricolor Sage
  • 1 - 4 inch Chives