Mason Jar Herb Garden

You all know how much I love mason jars. I constantly post about their endless everyday usefulness. I’ve used them as fun gift ideas, such as Cowgirl Cookies… Creative party decor at a Cowboy Chic Shower… Practical and useful home decor, such as Bathroom Storage and Soap Dispensers… And Useful and edible canning adventures. The possibilities are freaking endless, and surprise, surprise I have another fabulous idea to bring your way. Mason Jar Herb Gardens, by Camille Styles. I posted something very similar in a write up about different types of fun and interesting pots, but it was not herb specific. Personally, I have a need for fresh herbs in my life and this proves that it is possible to not only grow herbs, but grow cool herbs. As soon as I get back from Singapore this is the first thing on my To-Do List. Right next to take a sewing class, paint my doors, Modge Podge my desk, plant some vines and get my car fixed. Ok so I have a lot to do apparently. It will all get done. Eventually.

Supplies

  • Old wooden board
  • Mason jars
  • Pipe clamps
  • Triangle ring hangers
  • Stainless hanging wire
  • Picture hanger
  • Chalkboard paint & chalk
  • Brush
  • Hammer, nails and screwdriver
  • Herbs

Directions

  1. Space mason jars evenly on wooden board, and mark placement with a pencil in order to design and me sure around.
  2. Tape off rectangles on board, and paint with chalkboard paint as pictured above. This way, you can switch out herbs and change their labels accordingly.
  3. Secure pipe clamps to wooden board by hammering a nail through the small holes in the pipe clamp.
  4. On back of board, nail in ring hangers and tie on hanging wire.
  5. Plant herbs in mason jars.
  6. Place mason jars into pipe clamps and tighten with a screwdriver.
  7. Nail picture hanger into the wall, and hang your herb display!
Notes: Be careful not to over water and be sure to display in a place that gets tons of light. 
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Comments

  1. Great idea! Can I just ask you, how long did it take for your herbs to get this big? I’m thinking of starting my own window shelf herb garden (will now probably involve Mason jars in the process) and was wondering how long it takes to have usable herbs?

    • Hey Alice,

      I am glad you like the project. This specific garden was done by Camille Styles and she actually bought her herbs from a nursery, and just put them in the jars. So they were already in full bloom, but keeping them alive is no small feat. I totally recommend buying your herbs this way. You are guaranteed nice full herbs to start and if you end up planning in beds rather than mason jars they will likely spread so you have more herbs.

  2. Will the hot weather in Singapore be too much? I’m not sure whether to put them facing the east or west 🙂 Thanks!

    • Hey Agy,

      I heard that strong herbs, such as basil, actually do really well in Singapore. However, I would be careful with this mason jar garden, because since it rains so much the jar will not allow drainage and the plant will drown. I would suggest using a different type of pot suitable for outdoors, or be super diligent and move the jars in and out of the house during the appropriate times. This last option would also solve any issue of the heat being too much. Good Luck!

      – EGG

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