DIY Planter Box Herb Garden: The Gro Project

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diy planter box herb garden


So, here’s the deal. I like to play in the dirt. I know, not very girly of me, but you just have to accept that. :)  I have really been wanting to make a herb garden right around the patio, but almost every time I get around to it, the weather brings us three days of rain. Hello Springtime!

I decided it’s time to bring the garden indoors with a little creativity and inspiration from The Gro Project!

They have some simple and  fun garden projects that will inspire even the blackest of thumbs to get growing! ;) I especially like the Grow Your Own Plant Bar project! It’s what inspired my DIY planter box herb garden.

To make this project, you could start with a wine crate or ready made box. In this case, I did what any DIY girl would do… make my own box, of course!

I started with some scrap pieces of wood and cut them down to what I needed. I ended up with 3 pieces for the sides and bottom cut at 18 1/2″ long, and two pieces for the ends cut at 5 1/4″.

DIY planter box

Using my nail gun and a little wood glue, I attached all the pieces to create the box. I wanted to give it a more worn and weathered look, so I took my hammer and “weathered” it. :) I used a nail and a few other tools and put several nicks, scraps, and cuts in the wood.

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I stained the box using a combination of Antique Walnut and a Black Ebony stain.

I drilled two holes in each end of the box and made “handles” for the box using some sisal rope I had.

diy planter box

I lined the inside of the box with a plastic liner. Actually, that sounds alot fancier than it really is. I used a black trash bag and cut it to fit my box. Ta-da! Plastic liner!

diy planter box gro project

Now I’m ready to start growing! I grabbed my herb plants and the Moisture Control Potting Mix and went to work in the garden!

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I planted lemonbalm, parsley, and orange mint. I wanted to grow something that would have a fresh clean scent and still be pretty and functional in the kitchen.

diy planter box gro project

I found the perfect spot for my kitchen garden! Right in the greenhouse window!

gro project planter box

I watered the new herb plants thoroughly and added a little moss on top to finish it up. I’m so excited to grow some herbs indoors and I know they are sure to succeed with the help from Miracle-Gro. :)

diy planter box herb garden gro project

So, are you a green thumb or a bit of a black thumb when it comes to growing? Either way, you have got to check out The Gro Project and what it’s all about! There are tons of more ideas, garden tips, and inspiration out there from Miracle-Gro!

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I’d love to know which one is your favorite!


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  • Jacque

    Very cute your herbs are going to love their place in that window!!!

    • Ellora @ Creatively Southern

      They are already growing so fast!! Thanks Jacque! Now I just need to start cooking with them. ha!

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