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DIY Summer Herb Garden

By: Grace Zimmerman from
DIY Summer Herb Garden
DIY Summer Herb Garden

"Each year we have a herb garden for our summer cooking and it is just about the most usefully wonderful thing we have ever done! Last year however we had it on our back steps and all the mangy cats that we have running around kept knocking them off the steps and breaking them. So this year something different was in order. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on our free standing herb garden. Here’s what you’ll need a box of screws a driver two 2 x 2 boards two window screens that are the same size wide boards to use as your shelf a couple feet of heavy duty wire Start with two salvaged screens that are the same size. Use a driver and screws to put two hinges in the top of the screens, attaching them together. When you decide where you want the shelf to sit, open the screens to the width you want them to be and cut two brace pieces to the right length and screw them in on either side. Once that is done measure across the front and sides of the screen to see how long your shelf boards are going to need to be. I had to cut two boards that were four feet long and two boards that were one and a half feet long. Then screw them together with something sturdy as shown. We used plywood. Then use sturdy wire to hang your pots. Bend the wire into the shape of the pots and then thread it through the screen and twist the two ends together in the back to secure the to the screen."

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour



Materials List

  • A driver
  • Screws
  • Two 2x2 boards
  • Two window screens that are the same size
  • Wide boards to use as your shelf
  • A couple feet of heavy duty wire
  • A few terra cotta pots

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