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How to Make a Hanging Herb Basket

Renee Valdes
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Difficulty: Beginner

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Hang a fragrant herb basket in your outdoor space for delicious edibles. This quick project can be put together in just three easy steps. Then you can enjoy your edibles for seasons to come. Just pinch off what you need and savor the flavors in chicken, fish, veggies and more. 

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Using a hand trowel, fill half the 12 inch moss hanging basket with potting mix.

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Start planting your edibles using the concept of thrillers, spillers and fillers. Plant your thrillers — the tallest herbs you’ve got — such as lavender, rosemary, chives and basil. Next, fill out the basket with parsley or cilantro as fillers, and then add the spillers, such as oregano and creeping thyme. Fill in with extra potting mix as needed.

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Once your herbs are in place, take the sheet moss and spread it underneath the plants for a decorative look.

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The herb moss basket looks beautiful hanging in the garden or anywhere in your outdoor space that gets six hours of full sun. If your area experiences a cold snap or frost, bring the herb basket inside. Learn more about herbs here.

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Introduction

Hang a fragrant herb basket in your outdoor space for delicious edibles. This quick project can be put together in just three easy steps. Then you can enjoy your edibles for seasons to come. Just pinch off what you need and savor the flavors in chicken, fish, veggies and more. 

Step 1

Using a hand trowel, fill half the 12 inch moss hanging basket with potting mix.

Step 2

Start planting your edibles using the concept of thrillers, spillers and fillers. Plant your thrillers — the tallest herbs you’ve got — such as lavender, rosemary, chives and basil. Next, fill out the basket with parsley or cilantro as fillers, and then add the spillers, such as oregano and creeping thyme. Fill in with extra potting mix as needed.

Step 3

Once your herbs are in place, take the sheet moss and spread it underneath the plants for a decorative look.

Step 4

The herb moss basket looks beautiful hanging in the garden or anywhere in your outdoor space that gets six hours of full sun. If your area experiences a cold snap or frost, bring the herb basket inside. Learn more about herbs here.

Materials

Herb basket supplies

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