Hang your herb garden in front of your window #Plants & Gardening#Australia#container gardens#great-ideas#herbs#houseplants#kitchens#vertical gardens November 28 2012 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin I'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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Closet before and after with bonus rainbow hallway action! NEXT Design concept: the Rambler Socket would let you store your extension cords in the walls of your home Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] 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? Reply 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. Reply 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. Reply You're probably overwatering. Just put a little bit directly in the outer container every day and the plant will soak up what it needs. Reply Most house plants don't need any more watering than a few spritzes from a spray bottle every few days. If you're watering enough for it to drain out, it's too much water anyway. Reply 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? Reply It doesn't in this room, but we are lucky enough to have heaps of windows in the kitchen. The green also blends in with the green from the garden. Reply 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…" Reply "I love you like a fat pug loves cake". Available from handz on etsy! Reply I would love to do this but I think the condo association would pass out from the hysteria. Putting this in my pocket for the next home! Reply we do something a bit similar in our kitchen: we have a shelving unit with no back (like this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29896362/ ) in front of our kitchen window that houses herbs and other plants. The lowest shelf is set at window-sill level and the big open bottom space is our cat-feeding station. Works really well. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.