Indoor Herb GardenI’m fluctuating between giddy and jealous over this amazing hanging herb garden submitted to our Flickr pool by Homie Pennyhaslop. I’m giddy because I’m stoked to share it with you. But I’m jealous because I WANT ONE!

Of course I begged Pennyhaslop to tell us more. Here’s what she had to say:

We live in Australia, so the weather outside that window swings from -5 degrees to 45+ degrees (Celsius). We grow our herbs inside so that the temperature and humidity is regulated.

It’s brilliant AND beautiful. If you want to make one of these for yourself, head over to Ikea — they have everything you need.

Comments on Hang your herb garden in front of your window

  1. Man, I’d love to do this!

    One thing I’ve always wondered about indoor gardening, especially with draining pots–how do you water them without getting mud and water everywhere? Do you use a drip tray?

    • Hi Sarah! If you look closely, there it actually a pot inside a pot. The metal containers don’t have holes in the bottom and there are plastic pots that sit inside. You have to be a bit careful, but it the water leaks out you are probably overwatering anyway. They are still going strong 2 months later.

  2. This looks super cool, but I tried it and it didn’t work. Because the pots are hanging with an angle, when you water, the water will not be absorbed by the soil. Plus, the water comes out right away on your window sill. So, it looks cool, but I found it to be meh in practice.

  3. Does this darken the room overmuch? Maybe I like a strange amount of light, but I’m always paranoid that if I put things in front of windows that the room will feel too close and dark – I really like the idea, but I was just curious about how it affects the lighting?

  4. I love this idea, especially how it looks. I also really like your hanging tea pots–I might actually steal that idea!

    Also curious, what does the print say? All I can read is, “I love you like a fa…”

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