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How to Make a Hanging Herb Garden Planter

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 2 hours


Follow our simple guide to learn how to build a unique hanging garden to display all your herbs.

Download the PDF instructions for the How to Make a Hanging Garden project.

Step 1

Mark and carefully cut the 1 x 6 into two 31-inch pieces, using a miter or circular saw.

Step 2

Next, draw a line straight down the center of one of the boards. It should be about 2 3⁄4 inches from the edges.

Make a mark on the line 5 inches from the end of the board, then at 12, 19, and 26 inches.

Step 3

Using the four marks you made on each board, drill four 4-inch holes in each board. Make sure to work off the edge of your work surface to avoid damaging it. Clamp the board down tightly to the workbench.

Step 4

Now, measure in 1 inch from each corner edge and side. Use these marks to drill four 5⁄16-inch holes in each board.

Now’s the time to paint or stain your boards if you like. Be sure and give them plenty of time to dry.

Step 5

Cut the 16-foot rope in half. Run each one down, under, and up each end of the bottom board, making sure to keep the board exactly centered. Measure and make a mark 12 to 14 inches up each side of the ropes and tie a knot.

Now you can slide the top board down the ropes to rest on the knots, and tie the ends together.

Step 6

Find a suitable spot for your garden, and screw in the J hooks. Set them 29 inches apart into a solid beam or overhang.

Step 7

Fill the pots with potting soil and your choice of herbs or veggies. Then pop them into the holes and you’re done.



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NOTE: If using these projects outdoors where contact with water could occur, use either pressure-treated, cedar or redwood boards depending on availability.

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