Windowsill Mason Jar Herbs

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments”

Janet Kilburn Phillips

 Welcome friends to my very first gardening experience… EVER! Yes, I’m giving the whole “green thumb” thing a go & I couldn’t be more excited about my brand new endeavour. Side Note: I’m also completely aware that perhaps November may not be the best time to test out the ol’ gardening skills, however I’m up for the challenge & I hope that you guys are too! So without further adieu… here’s my journey toward [successfully] attempting windowsill mason jar herbs!  

DIY: Windowsill Mason Jar Herbs 

Growing up, my grandparents always had this amazing garden at their farm! So whatever vegetables happened to be on the dinner table that evening, I knew that my grandmother had recently harvested them from her garden. She even planted pumpkins so that my cousins & I could pick them out during the Halloween season… it was amazing to say the least! So now I’ve recently developed a strong desire to grow my own herbs & with winter well on its way it seems as though an indoor, windowsill garden is my best bet!

While browsing through the internet, I stumbled upon this amazing DIY mason jar herb garden by Jill Nystul of “One Good Thing” & decided to put my own little spin on it! ENJOY!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  1. Mason Jars – I bought jars with labels already on them! This way I could keep track of which jars contained each herb! 
  2. Herbs of your choice – I love cooking with rosemary & sage, particularly during this time of the year! I also picked up some dill (for the boyfriend) & oregano.
  3. Organic Soil
  4. Stones

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1. Fill the bottom of your mason jars with a layer of stones – I was told that this helps protect the roots & prevents the herbs from absorbing too much water 

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2. Add soil to each of the jars. Fill until about an inch below the rim.

3. Add your seeds – be sure to follow the instructions on the back of your seed packages

4. Sprinkle a light layer of soil on top of the seeds

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5. Place on a windowsill so that they’re exposed to the sunlight

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6. Lightly sprinkle with water & follow maintenance instructions written on the back of your own packages

7. Voila!!! Here’s to hoping these little babies grow!! I’ll be posting an update in about 8 weeks so be sure to stay tuned!!!

Have YOU ever tried growing your own herbs?!



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