Hanging Herb Jar Garden – Don’t have much space to grow your favorite plants? Try building a vertical garden like this one, Hanging Herb Jar Garden in your home. Using salvaged wood, threaded rods and bolts, and a handful of mason jars, you can construct a simple hanging planter to add a lot of green to your game.
Hanging Herb Jar Garden Picture
How to make Hanging Herb Jar Garden
1). First cut six equal sized squares of wood. Jig or punch out large holes in the center in which your mason jars can rest.
NOTE: You’ll need to find jars that are wider at the top than in the middle.
2). Next drill two other holes on either side through which your threaded rod can slide.
3). Feed the rods (with washers and bolts) through each of the wood pieces, making sure to twist the bolts to the desired locations.
NOTE: If you place the rod inside a cordless drill where the bit normall goes and hold the bolt with your fingers, you can then pull the trigger on your drill to fasten the bolt more quickly than doing it by hand.
4). Line each jar with small rocks to give the roots enough space to breathe in lieu of drainage holes.
5). Position the plants inside the jars, with the metal lid rim fastened on top, and rest them into place on each wood panel.
6). Then attach metal cables from the top shelf to eye hooks in your ceiling, so the planter can be hung at just the desired height.