DIY Herb Garden

This rolling herb garden is perfect for wheeling inside during bad weather. Plant your own with these six steps. No green thumb required!



  • herbs
  • container (we got ours from Food Map Design)
  • potting soil
  • gardening gloves
  • small spade
  • organic fertilizer
  • watering can
  • plant markers


  1. Select container and herbs. Use herbs that you enjoy cooking with and maybe add one that’s more exotic for experimenting. We chose basil, parsley, rosemary, cilantro and mint.
  2. Fill container with potting soil. Choose organic if possible, as it has no added chemicals or derivatives that may be unhealthy for your herbs. Leave wells in the dirt for each plant.
  3. Remove plant from container by gently rolling the sides between your palms and flipping upside down. Place plant gently inside, cover with extra soil, and pat firmly to level top soil.
  4. Insert plant markers (Pictured: copper markers from Target).
  5. Sprinkle your garden with an organic, plant-based fertilizer. Alternatively, fertilizer can be mixed into the soil.
  6. Water! It’s important to avoid over-watering your herbs. If the soil feels dry or the leaves begin to wilt, you know it’s time for some water.

Gardening tip: Snipping off the tops of the herbs when you would like to use them encourages full growth of the plant and helps to prevent bolting (garden-talk for shooting straight up very quickly) and going to seed.

Photography by Heather Kinkel.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 7, 2014

    Kaz Brown

    Lovely article and beautiful photography. I can’t wait to get my herb garden started 😀

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