How to Make an Herb Garden in a Tower Container

1-2 hours

Use planters to create a unique tower garden filled with fresh herbs

Fill a few planters with herbs that will grow to become welcome ingredients for delicious meals. This project guide will show you how.

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WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

TOOLS

MATERIALS

1
Choose a location
Choose a location  - Herb Garden Tower Container

Choose a location in your outdoor space for your tower. Clear it of debris with a rake.

2
Secure first planter
Secure first planter - Herb Garden Tower Container

Twist the sturdy stake approximately 8 inches into the ground. Thread the 18-inch planter onto the stake through the drainage hole.

3
Fill with soil
Fill with soil - Herb Garden Tower Container

Fill the planter three-fourths of the way with organic potting soil.

4
Plant herbs
Plant herbs - Herb Garden Tower Container

Plant four 4-inch Bonnie herbs around the perimeter of the 18-inch bottom planter. Here are a few we suggest:

• Top 2 levels: Chives
• Level 3: Boxwood basil
• Level 4: Oregano and dill
• Level 5: Curley parsley, rosemary, lemon thyme, sweet mint, orange mint, pineapple mint

5
Add next planter
Add next planter - Herb Garden Tower Container

Thread the first 13.5-inch planter (or 12-inch planter) onto the stake through the drainage hole, resting it with a slight tilt in between plants.

6
Add soil
Add soil - Herb Garden Tower Container

Fill the 13.5-inch planter (or 12-inch planter) three-fourths of the way with organic potting soil, then plant two Bonnie herbs. Repeat this process with the second 13.5-inch planter (or 12-inch planter).

Repeat Steps 5 and 6 with the remaining smaller planters, and plant a single plant in each.

7
Top with sheet moss (Optional)
Top with sheet - Herb Garden Tower Container

Use soaked sheet moss and place in any open space between the herbs. This will aid in water retention and add to the aesthetics of the tower.