Bring your fresh herbs inside with this tutorial for hanging wall planters – make an indoor vertical garden! Quick and inexpensive, these planters come together in less than 20 minutes to provide fresh herbs for cooking, aroma, and beauty in your kitchen.

Learn how to add charm and fragrance to your kitchen in just minutes with a hanging herb garden!

A white kitchen with pots hanging alongside the cabinets for an indoor vertical garden.
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Fresh herbs in cooking are so flavorful and significantly improve the taste of food. While it is easy to grow herbs outside, like lavender in these Galvanized Planters in the summer, it can be harder to accomplish this during the winter months.

This indoor vertical herb garden is the perfect solution to grow fresh herbs during the wintertime! Vertical gardens are a great use of space because they are narrow so you can fit more plants in an area.

Aesthetically, vertical gardens look beautiful, filling a space from top to bottom. Vertical gardens are stunning and practical outside, but they can also be moved inside to continue growing your herb garden during the winter.

The best and easiest herbs to grow indoors are basil, mint, oregano, parsley, and chives. Now you can make fresh Pesto Basil Aioli, Ranch Dressing, Pasta Bolognese during the winter with herbs from your indoor garden.

Hanging herb gardens are flexible and can be used anywhere in your house. They work especially well near a window where your plants can receive plenty of sunlight.

Keeping herbs right by the window in the kitchen is a convenient place to ensure they get plenty of light and are easily accessible for cooking.

Since this project is meant to be flexible, drilling permanent holes in cabinetry or walls isn’t necessary. Similarly used in my pretty pantry, 3M Command Hooks are used to hang your plants. They’re effective, discreet and most importantly, easily removable when you move your herb garden outdoors.

plants on kitchen counter

This project takes just 15-20 minutes, including paint time.

Supply List

  • Potted herbs
  • Plastic pots without drains
  • Command Hooks
  • Craft Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Drill

How to Create Hanging Wall Planters

  1. Purchase a few lightweight plastic pots, without drains that you can insert potted herbs into. This keep the soil contained in the pot so it doesn’t get on your counter or floor. The pots should be large enough to fit the plastic pot your herbs came in.
  2. Paint the pots using inexpensive craft paint and a $0.15 foam brush! Let dry. Paint the outside and inside.
  3. Drill a small hole in the pot an inch or so down from the top. Measure to your hook so that it lays well.
  4. Adhere your hook according to package instructions.
  5. Hang your pot.
  6. Insert your herbs, including the small pot they came in.
blue paint, paint brush and planter
hole in blue container
command hook hanging on cabinet
blue container hanging on command hook
herbs hanging in planters on command hooks
vertical wall garden of herbs on side of kitchen cabinets

How to Water an Indoor Vertical Garden

  1. Remove the interior pot
  2. Water
  3. Allow to drain inside your sink or outside
  4. Place the herb back in the hanging planter
white kitchen with hanging wall garden

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  1. This is such a great idea! Close to the light the herbs need and doesn’t take up any horizontal surface space. And the 3M hooks idea is brilliant-
    Doing this!

  2. I love this, but one question, are the hanger able to continue holding the pot once filled with wet dirt, from watering the flower, and not eventually fall?

    1. I never had any issues with that – the amount of water required for these herbs is minimal enough for the weight load of the hooks. Enjoy!

  3. I love this idea. I think it would also be cute with coffee cups, you wouldn’t need to drill a hole.

    1. I was wondering as well but then realized the herbs are in another smaller pot with drainage – you move to water in sink and then return to the painted pot!