We’ve discussed several ways to bring a garden into a small space, but this method is particularly interesting. Just grab some old window screens, scrap wood, a couple of hinges and a screwdriver, and of course your herbs and pots.
Photo by The Sassy Sparrow.
The image above pretty much tells the tale, but you can follow the full story from idea to finished standing herb garden at the Sassy Sparrow (linked below). You’ll need a pair of old window screens, your choice in size, but the two used in this project were old wooden ones that you could probably find from an architectural salvage store, or just repurpose if you’re replacing your own. If you’re using plastic screens, the project still works, you’ll just need more bracing and weight to keep it from tipping over. Speaking of bracing, you’ll need two brace pieces of wood to help stabilise the garden, and the hinge at the top keeps the two screens together at the top.
From there, take your herbs — ideally already in their pots, and mount them to the screens with some flexible wire or plastic. From there, you’re all finished. If you go all out the way that Sassy Sparrow did with a shelf around the base of the screens, you can add even more plants, and pretty up a part of your garden with some fresh herbs that have tons of room to grow. If you have a smaller space, stick with the screens, and maybe a few plants on the screens themselves that you can easily care for. Either way, hit the link below to see more photos of the project.