Small Herb Garden for the Kitchen

This small herb garden for the kitchen will add a natural element, refresh the look of your countertop, and it smells so good!

small herb garden plants

As always, I hope this finds you well, safe, and coping as best you can. Today’s project is the definition of simple. It has made me smile, and brightened my days. Putting together this small herb garden got my hands in the dirt, and added a cheerful, natural element to our kitchen. 

1small herb garden assembly

A step-by-step tutorial isn’t necessary for this small herb garden. It’s so simple! Begin with 3 or 4 herbs of your choice. (I used 2 mint plants and 2 rosemary plants.) Gather fresh potting soil and a container. Place a small amount of potting soil in the bottom of your container. Add the herbs, and fill in the holes with more potting soil. 

Small Herb Garden Tips

  • Make sure your container has a hole for draining.
  • If the hole is big, cover it with a small piece of paper towel or part of a coffee filter. 
  • Some herbs grow better inside than others. I’ve had good luck with mint, rosemary, basil, and parsley. 
  • In a month or so, I will move these plants outside, so they have sun and room to grow.

small herb garden in terra cotta pot

When your garden is finished, make sure to water it well. Here is my method: I put the herb-filled container in my kitchen sink, water it from the faucet, and let it set there until it’s dry enough to put back on the counter. 

small herb garden in kitchen

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I purchased everything for this project a few weeks ago at my local grocery. All the items needed for a small herb garden can also be found at garden centers or home improvement stores. 

small herb garden on kitchen countertop

It’s amazing how something so simple can bring such enjoyment. I love clipping the mint leaves to put in my sparkling water, and I’ve already used the rosemary twice on oven roasted potatoes. I know fresh herbs are available at local grocery stores or markets, but having them right here, at my fingertips, has been wonderful. 

I’m teaming up with my best blogging friends for a special Mother’s Day post this week…and I’m hoping to get our front porch ready for the season. My peonies are about a foot tall, and the hosta plants are peaking through the dirt. Nothing is blooming yet, but I know it’s coming. 

Until next time…


subscribe basket of lavender