22 Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden Ideas for Apartment Living

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If you lack outdoor space, take inspiration from these DIY Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden Ideas to grow your typical herbs and greens indoors!

If your kitchen window receives proper sunlight or at least 4-5 hours, you can grow your favorite herbs without a fuss! How? Check out these DIY Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden Ideas!

Here are the best herbs you can grow in partial shade

Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden Ideas

1. Toolbox Countertop Herb Garden

DIY Countertop herb Garden

Learn how an old toolbox made into a countertop herb garden in this blogger’s tutorial post here.

2. Used Food Can Kitchen Counter Garden

A few food cans can be the next containers for your kitchen countertop herb garden. Ensure the spot receives partial sunlight. The tutorial is here.

3. Customized Herb Garden

growing herbs indoors in a kitchen

Grow herbs in a customized pot on a kitchen counter. The step-by-step article is available at Balancing Home.




5. Mason Jar Herb Garden on Kitchen Window

kitchen counter hanging mason jar garden, perfect for using indoor vertical space

If your countertop is small, you can also use the vertical space of your kitchen window to grow herbs. The DIY kitchen garden idea is here.

6. Smart Countertop Herb Garden

countertop herb garden

Learn how this smart countertop herb garden is made in this article.

7. Kitchen Counter Garden

If you’re not much into DIYs, you can also opt for the grow kits available online or something like the above. It’s explained well on Gardenista!

8. Countertop Herb Garden Project

This is a step-by-step kitchen countertop garden project; you can copy it easily. If there’s no sunlight, you can also use grow light as directed in this tutorial.

9. Mini Herb Garden for Kitchen

Watch this YouTube video tutorial to make a tiered garden on your kitchen counter.

10. Picture Frame Herb Garden

kitchen counter garden

Head over to HGTV.com to discover how they transformed a picture frame into a mini kitchen counter garden.

11. Countertop Herb Garden

11 Countertop Herb Garden Ideas

Once you gather all the supplies listed in this post, it’ll take no more than 15 minutes to finish this DIY countertop herb garden.

12. Countertop Garden for Small Space

If you live in a small studio or apartment, then this DIY will help you grow your favorite herbs in a tiny space.

13. Fresh Herbs in the Kitchen

You just need some small pots to grow herbs in the brightly lit corner of your kitchen. Details are here.

14. Herbs in Mason Jars

A metal vintage-style mason jar holder will keep all the jars in place. You can grow herbs easily in them. Click here for details.

15. Herbs in a Planter Box

1” x 6” x 8’ pine boards, saw, hammer and finishing nails, white paint, sandpaper, weathered oak stain, along with few other supplies, are all you need for this one.

16. Herb Garden from Old Pallets

Create a mini herb garden for a tabletop by using wooden pallets to make a mini crate.

17. Herb Garden in Mini Pots

Spray paint mini pots in different shades and keep them all in a shallow tray to grow herbs! Details are here.

18. Kitchen Rail Turned Hanging Planter

You can use an IKEA plant rail and hang it on the side of a kitchen countertop to grow herbs. Details are here.

19. Easy Indoor Herb Wall Garden

Here’s an easy and quick-to-make DIY to have a mini herb garden right on your kitchen wall.

20. Mason Jars on Wooden Boards

This will work perfectly in a large kitchen where you can hang mason jars on wooden boards to grow herbs. Click here for details.

21. Mini Buckets on Windowsill Herb Garden

Hang mini tin buckets on the windowsill with the help of a pipe and grow as many herbs as you want! Details are here.

22. Herbs in Teacup


Do you have large and fancy teacups? Use them creatively to grow herbs! Do not forget to keep them at a well-lit spot.

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