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10 Charming Planters That Make It Easy to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Stop overbuying fresh herbs only to watch them spoil in the fridge. Instead, get an indoor herb garden and grow your own.

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Self-watering planter boxvia amazon.com

Indoor Herb Garden Tub

Plant a garden of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme in this self-watering planter ($40). A handy, built-in water level indicator tells you when (and how often) your plants need a drink. By the way, these are our favorite ways to use fresh herbs.

Why it made our list: This planter’s intuitive features make it easy for anyone to grow fresh herbs.

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Wicker planter box from Amazonvia amazon.com

Hanging or Freestanding Woven Pot

This rectangular-shaped woven wicker planter ($55) comes with silicone feet so it can safely and gently stand alone on an indoor surface. Align it with a wall or window, and plant fragrant basil or oregano inside its metal pot. This versatile beauty even comes with hardware for wall-mounting. Psst! This is the best way to keep herbs fresh. 

Why it made our list: This beauty is easy to move outdoors during warmer months.

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5-Tier Strawberry and Herb Garden Planter - Stackable Gardening Pots with 10 Inch Saucer (Stone)via amazon.com

Stackable Vertical Garden


One of the key principles for maintaining an orderly home is taking advantage of vertical space, and this herb garden ($35) does just that. Five stackable pots hold up to 20 different herbs and come with built-in drainage that allows for a trickle-down self-watering design. These secret ingredients can help your garden grow.

Why it made our list: The design works for strawberry plants, too!

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Dsben 3.5 Inch Succulent Plant Pots, Small Modern Pattern Flower Ceramic Planter Indoor with Bamboo Tray for Cactus, Herbs, Home, Set of 3via amazon.com

Chic Ceramic Herb Pots


This adorable trio ($18) comes in three chic designs so you can easily distinguish your thyme from your tarragon. The ceramic planters fit on your windowsill and make for an adorable indoor herb garden for growers who love modern design.

Why it made our list: It makes a great gift!

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Tri-Flora Hanging Plantervia westelm.com

Indoor Hanging Planter


Take your gardening to new heights, literally. This modern indoor herb garden ($50) features three hanging pots and a simplistic black frame. Just make sure to hang this planter in a sunny spot!

Why it made our list: This planter looks high-end but has just a $50 price tag.

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WH Farmhouse Flower Herb Pot Set with Tray - Galvanized Metal Vintage Succulent Herb Planter Pots Caddy for Kitchen Windowsill Garden Indoor or Outdoor Use by Walford Homevia amazon.com

Farmhouse Decor Pot and Tray Set

If farmhouse-chic is the look you’re after, look no further than this indoor herb garden made of hammered, galvanized steel ($24). The trio of textured pots come in a matching drainage tray, that has protective pads on the underside. Use up fresh basil in one of these tasty recipes.

Why it made our list: Galvanized steel is weather-resistant, so this planter can withstand outdoor use, too.

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FATPLANTS Cedar Planter Box - Complete Herb Garden Indoor Kit - Herb Growing Kit - Grow Cooking Herbs Basil, Chives, Thyme, Oregano, Parsley & Cilantro (Coastal Turquoise)via amazon.com

Cedar Herb Garden Planter

This set of three red cedar mini planters and a matching tray ($49) come weathered to look like they’ve been around for ages. The rot- and insect-resistant indoor herb garden with chalkboard labels comes with your choice of six heirloom herb seeds and a lightweight, nutrient-dense soil-free planting mixture.

Why it made our list: Everything you need to get started is included in this kit.

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Herb Planter with Scissorsvia crateandbarrel.com

Herb Planter with Scissors

As the name implies, this white ceramic trough-style planter ($40) comes with its own pair of scissors for snipping herbs—and a handy, built-in holder for the shears. The indoor herb garden is build to sit on your windowsill and has room to grow about four different herbs.

Why it made our list: Built-in-scissors are a pretty and practical addition.

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3 Herb Pots in a Leather Handled Trayvia williams-sonoma.com

3 Herb Pots in a Leather Handled Tray

Reminiscent of a tiny filing cabinet, this indoor herb garden ($35) is actually made of steel with a powder-coated finish. Although the pots come pre-labeled, all you need is some masking tape to make your own DIY labels.

Why it made our list: A leather handle on each side of the tray offers an unexpectedly rustic touch.

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Fluted Windowsill Planter - Whitevia westelm.com

Pretty Windowsill Planter

No room for a window box? No problem. This sturdy planter ($79) stays inside and features three pre-portioned compartments perfect for growing herbs. The white, fluted design ensures this piece fits with any decor style, too.

Why it made our list: The narrow design ensures it fits on any sill.

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Originally Published on The Family Handyman

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