Bring your fresh herbs inside with this Hanging Wall Planters – Indoor Vertical Garden – Tutorial. 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!

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First published January 29, 2014, this post was updated with new details and information March 24, 2021.

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.

How to Create Hanging Wall Planters

  • 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.
blue paint, paint brush and planter
  • Paint the pots using inexpensive craft paint and a $0.15 foam brush! Let dry. Paint the outside and inside.
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  • Drill a small hole in the pot an inch or so down from the top. Measure to your hook so that it lays well.
command hook hanging on cabinet
  • Adhere your hook according to package instructions.
blue container hanging on command hook
  • Hang your pot.
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  • Insert your herbs, including the small pot they came in.
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
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This vertical indoor garden is simple, inexpensive, beautiful and another way to create functional decor. You can see our renovated kitchen on a budget here.

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Hanging Wall Planters Indoor Vertical Garden

How to make hanging wall planters for a beautiful indoor vertical garden suitable for a home or apartment.
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
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  • herbs
  • plastic pots without drains
  • Command Hooks


  • Paint pot and let it dry.
  • Drill a small hole an inch below the lip of the container. Measure to your hook will lay properly.
  • Adhere your hook according to package instructions.
  • Hang pot.
  • Insert herbs.



  • Use lightweight containers. 
  • Remove to water.


craft paint
foam brush

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this idea. But where did you find the pots and the inserts. I am having a hard time finding both. Especially small non drainage pots. šŸ˜ž

  2. I love this idea and am definitely going to do this in my kitchen window. I simply have to know though what that other tiny window is for???