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DIY Step Image - How to make a hanging herb garden. Blob storage upload.

Overview

Cooking with fresh herbs from your own garden always tastes better. This hanging window herb garden is easy to make so you can grow your favourite herbs all year round.

Steps

1Measure and mark for the flanges

Measure and mark the desired heights for your two pipe rails. Make sure you leave enough distance between the bottom pipe and the window frame for the hanging herb bucket to fit. Hold the flanges in place on the bricks and mark the drill points with a sharpie.

DIY Step Image - How to make a hanging herb garden. Blob storage upload.

2Drill the holes for the flange

Drill holes into your wall for the flanges using a hammer drill with a 6mm masonry bit.

DIY Step Image - How to make a hanging herb garden. Blob storage upload.

3Measure and cut the galvanised pipe

Measure the width of your window to determine the length of pipe required to make the hanger. Connect two pieces of pipe together with the two-way connector. Repeat this to make the second hanger. Mark on the pipe the width of the window. Clamp the pipe to the work bench and use the hacksaw to cut the pipes to length.

DIY Step Image - How to make a hanging herb garden. Blob storage upload.

4Secure the hangers to the wall

Slide the flanges onto each end of the galvanised pipe. Line the flange up with the holes drilled in the wall. Tap in the masonry bolts in with your hammer and secure them with the drill.

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5Plant the herbs in the buckets

Now it's time to plant the herbs in the buckets. Choose a wide variety of herbs that you like to cook with and are in season. Remove them from their containers and place them in the buckets. Top up with a good quality potting mix, then water and fertilise.

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6Hang the buckets on the pipes

Hang your buckets on the galvanised pipe with the butchers hooks. Make sure they are evenly spaced and remember to water the herbs regularly.

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