Here is a unique tower for growing chives, sage, thyme, and other herbs. A compact, pyramid-shaped planter that is ideal for those with little room for a garden - the towers can even be placed on a deck or patio. If you like growing herbs, these planters take up little space yet hold a lot of plants. Just fill the towers with soil to create a vertical planter for your favorite herbs. These DIY downloadable plans will show you how to build these wooden pyramid planters from start to finish, with photos at every step! A weekend garden project that you will enjoy building.
THESE WOOD PLANS INCLUDE PHOTOS AT EVERY STEP!
Sturdy and long lasting herb planters.
ACQ (Non-Arsenic) treated lumber
Made with standard 2 x 6 and 1" deck lumber
Fill the entire pyramid planter with dirt.
Great idea for square foot and container gardeners.
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Place your planter in an area that gets lots of sun. Your herbs should get at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Make sure you read up on the herbs you are planting. Some herbs like basil prefer most soil, where lavender likes it dry. Also, avoid fertilizers - your herbs will smell and taste better without it. Herbs, like vegetables, are good companion plants and do well with others. Plant some basil in your planter, and right next to it plant some thyme or parsley. If you’re trying to confine herbs to a smaller area, you may want to try the dwarf varieties. There are so many herbs to choose from! Here are some suggestions:
BASIL likes full sun and moist soil. Once established it can withstand some dry spells. Basil is popular in many Italian recipes.
CHIVES are like little onions and have a distinctive taste. Rather than eat the “bulb” like an onion, you eat the leaves (which resemble grass). The small purple flowers are even edible in the spring. Chives can be left in the ground and they’ll come back the following season.
CILANTRO has a tangy flavor and is a popular for it’s seeds as well as leaves. It’s an annual herb and requires well drained soil. Make sure you have a deep garden bed, as its roots can go deep. When it is an older plant, the seeds can be harvested and ground up. At this point it is know as Coriander.
SAGE is a popular herb for drying and is an ingredient in poultry stuffing. It is an easy herb to manage, but requires frequent pinching or it becomes woody. It’s great for fish and other meats.
THYME makes an attractive addition to your herb garden with it’s small flowers. It’s great in culinary dishes and dries well. Tastes good in tea when mixed with Rosemary and Mint.