If you don’t have a big garden or even no garden at all, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh herbs in your favourite recipes or salads. Try a vertical herb garden!
Stack ’em and Pack ‘em
Use spotted gum decking to make a series of planter boxes that you can stack on top of each other. Make it as big or small as you like! Cut short lengths of decking to run vertically on the insides of the boxes to join all the horizontal slats. Oil the timber to keep it looking good and put potted herbs in the boxes.
Got some spare space on your deck? Put it to use with a tiered planter. Build two A frames with horizontal supports to join them together. Make sure the supports are at the same level on each frame so your planter boxes are level. Use treated pine edging to make the boxes and use them to join the frames together.
You don’t even need floor space for this herb garden! Use galvanised metal pipes to create racks for buckets to hang off. The pipes and the pieces to join them are threaded so all you have to do is screw them together. Cut them to width to suit your window and use pipe flanges to fix them to the walls on either side. Hang painted metal buckets filled with your favourite herbs off the pipes on butchers hooks.
Build a rustic addition to your deck using timber from unwanted pallets. Hardwood is the best material to use as it lasts longer and the exposed ends highlight the rich colour of the timber. Find pallets that haven’t been used to transport chemicals and sand the inside parts of the boxes to remove anything that might be on the surface.