Follow our simple guide to learn how to build a unique hanging garden to display all your herbs.
Download the PDF instructions for the How to Make a Hanging Garden project.
Mark and Cut
Mark and carefully cut the 1 x 6 into two 31-inch pieces, using a miter or circular saw.
Draw a Line down the Center
Next, draw a line straight down the center of one of the boards. It should be about 2 3⁄4 inches from the edges.
Make a mark on the line 5 inches from the end of the board, then at 12, 19, and 26 inches
Drill Four 4-Inch Holes
Using the four marks you made on each board, drill four 4-inch holes in each board. Make sure to work off the edge of your work surface to avoid damaging it. Clamp the board down tightly to the workbench.
Paint or Stain Boards
Now, measure in 1 inch from each corner edge and side. Use these marks to drill four 5⁄16-inch holes in each board.
Now’s the time to paint or stain your boards if you like. Be sure and give them plenty of time to dry.
Cut the 16-foot rope in half. Run each one down, under, and up each end of the bottom board, making sure to keep the board exactly centered. Measure and make a mark 12 to 14 inches up each side of the ropes and tie a knot.
Now you can slide the top board down the ropes to rest on the knots, and tie the ends together.
Find a Spot for Your Garden
Find a suitable spot for your garden, and screw in the J hooks. Set them 29 inches apart into a solid beam or overhang.
Fill Your Pots
Fill the pots with potting soil and your choice of herbs or veggies. Then pop them into the holes and you’re done.
NOTE: If using these projects outdoors where contact with water could occur, use either pressure-treated, cedar or redwood boards depending on availability.