It is officially fall, y'all, and that means that our outdoor herb gardens are about to be kaput. One way to save those delicate herb plants from the chilly fall weather is by transplanting them to containers and moving them to a sunny window indoors, and using self-watering containers makes growing that indoor herb garden even simpler!
Where to Put Your Self-Watering Herb Garden
The most convenient place to put your herb garden is right in the kitchen, if you have a sunny enough window.
Your herbs don't need a ton of direct light, but they will need at least a few hours of direct light or 6+ hours of indirect light per day to thrive. Self-watering containers take out a lot of the guesswork from container gardening, but sunlight is the other key to indoor gardening success.
DIY Self-Watering Containers
Got your sunny spot all picked out? Fantastic! Now, you just need to collect the materials to make your self-watering herb planters. You'll need:
- an empty one-liter plastic bottle for each herb plant
- orange oil to remove the sticky label
- marker, scissors, and utility knife to assemble the planter
- potting soil, and (of course!) your herb(s) of choice
Ready to get crafty? Get the tutorial here!
Are you guys planning on growing any plants indoor this fall and winter? I've got a Meyer lemon tree that lives outside in the spring and fall, but comes in when the lows get below 50F. I've done some herbs indoors, and these simple planters have me wanting to grow some again!