Herb Tower Container Garden

by Rachel Baker on March 20, 2014

I have been thinking about planting an herb garden for years. The problem has always been that I’ve lived in an apartment – and for some reason, this has become the excuse. But lately, its been different. I am finding I have a desire to grow things I can eat and I don’t want my apartment living to hamper me fulfilling this need.

I tried this idea of growing lettuce http://lessonsinfarming.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/re-growing-lettuce/ and it has completely worked and I have two very green romaine lettuces growing in my window.

But…I want more! I found this great idea for an herb tower on bonnieplants.com. I think it makes a lot of sense for apartment living and would look really great on the stoop outside my door.

When Bonnie Plants and P. Allen Smith recently challenged a talented group of noted garden bloggers to come up with a creative edible container garden using an arrangement of three pots (one 24-inch, one 18-inch, and one 14-inch), winner Jenny Peterson of J. Peterson Garden Design knew just what to do. “I’m a landscape designer who specializes in small spaces, so I’m always looking for ways to garden vertically to save space,” she says. “I’ve also been reading a lot recently about herb spirals, in which more drought-tolerant herbs are planted on the top so they drain well—and suddenly I had the idea to put the two projects together!”

Read more on how to do this, here:

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