Chef-Worthy Apartment Herb Gardens
Apartment living has many advantages; low maintenance, vibrant lifestyle, location and better security… While you don’t have to labour over a huge garden, we’ve got a few ideas for petite, yet functional herb gardens that will ensure your inner-Curtis-Stone can still shine.
One Pot Wonder
This is one of the easiest and simplest herb garden ideas. Grab a pot, plant a few herbs, and you’re done! Have a little bit of fun with your pot and think outside the box (or pot…) – try half wine barrels, waterproof hessian bags or even an old trike! Basil, parsley and chives work great in herb-communities like these, all they need is some sunlight and water and they are ready to thrive!
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Just Shelve It
Have a spare bookcase from the move? Don’t throw it out; turn it into an indoor herb garden! Choose your favourite herbs, pot them individually and place them on the shelf in a sunny room. It’s a statement piece, a cool bit of upcycling and very handy when you need some basil for your home-made pesto. This works for just about any herb as they can be potted individually.
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This is a very convenient and effective herb garden. Bunnings have a great range of vertical planters to suit all sized spaces. All you have to do is hang it up in a sunny spot, pick your herbs and you’re away. As an outside wall or balcony is best suited for this style of planter, herbs that can handle direct sunlight such as rosemary, oregano and thyme are your best bet.
Make the Most of Your Window
One of the easiest and most popular ways to grow herbs in an apartment is sitting on a windowsill. Not only is it the perfect position for some natural light, it’s very convenient for watering and cooking. Basil, chives, oregano, mint and parsley love this spot – perfect for your mid-week culinary experiment!
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This one requires a little more DIY, but the result is worth it. Create a functional (and tasty!) growing artwork framed by your kitchen window. The best herbs for this style are basil, chives, oregano, mint and parsley. Oregano and mint are particularly fabulous as their cascading effect only ads to your floating garden’s appeal.
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Crates Look Great
Get stacking by repurposing some old packing crates or buy one of the many stylish options from your local nursery. Before you know it, a lush edible garden will be growing in your outdoor area. The best types of herbs for a direct-sun position are rosemary, parsley and thyme.
Hot Herb Tip
All of our apartment developments are designed to capture plenty of natural light, the perfect environment for growing happy and healthy herbs! We like to choose herbs we will use often as they love a good haircut. Whether it be mint for your weekend mojitos or basil for your Grandmas special pasta sauce, growing herbs in your apartment is easy, fuss-free and most importantly, delicious!