Sunday, May 16, 2021

An Affordable Set of 10 Indoor Flower or Herb Planters

We don't have an outdoor garden and wanted a simple solution for naturally grown herbs for cooking.

I wasn't into getting an outside garden box or leaving planters with herbs on the outside patio table. 

Several years ago I had an outside planter with herbs, and just the mere fact that it was outdoors was inconvenient enough that I rarely went outside to gather them up for cooking. Mostly, I forgot it was there.

Kitchen Window Ledge Featuring Potted Herbs

When cooking, I prefer the grab-and-go solution for using herbs. Grab some parsley, grab some thyme, rinse, and add it to your sauce.

At Costco, we picked up four herb plants in simple black 4.5-inch pots. The herb containers needed a vase with something to catch the water on the bottom.

The above black planter pot fits perfectly inside this vase.

I had no intention of repotting them directly inside the pots. I simply slipped the potted herbs inside the vase.

Since the herbs are positioned on the kitchen window ledge, I didn't want anything made of ceramic or glass. 

Also, I didn't want anything expensive!

Above, four of the plaster planter pots are featured. 

This set of ten planter pots come in various colors.

The two flowers featured above are NOT part of the colored plastic planter pots. There are ten planter pots all in different colors. Above are the extras I'm currently not using. When I get tired of the colors featured on the window, I switch them up.

So there you have it, an inexpensive easy way to have your favorite herbs easily accessible in the kitchen. The four herbs we're using are parsley, basil, rosemary, and oregano. We went with the 5.1 inch vases.

We purchased these plastic vases from Amazon Canada - here. This particular set is showing unavailable on Amazon USA, however I've included a link to another set similar in price and design from Amazon USA here. Note that the vases from Amazon USA are an 8 piece set, versus the 10 piece set I purchased.

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  1. Love this idea Barbara and I like that the ones you have on the window sill are all the same shape! It looks really nice. I just may have to get some of these for my window ledge as what I have there now doesn't look as pretty as yours! I really like the uniformity and with the different colors just a little "funk" too!

  2. Clever and colorful solution to having your herb garden conveniently located near where you cook. Affordable, attractive, yet convenient. You have hit on the perfect solution. Well done, Barbara.

  3. Oh, your herb pots are lovely! Like you, I'm not keen on planting herbs outside and clearly you have the perfect spot for them on your kitchen window ledge. Your pots have such a pretty shape and I really like the idea of changing the colors around too.

  4. Barbara, I wish I had a sunny kitchen window where I could grow herbs successfully! All my previous attempts to grow herbs in my tiny kitchen with natural light have failed, and only herbs grown under a plant light (we have an old AeroGarden with one built in) have thrived. I love the colorful and inexpensive planter pots with saucers you found to make your growing kitchen herbs more decorative. It's also great that they come in a set with so many different colors, so you can easily mix and match to get your preferred color scheme and then change it up later, if you like.

  5. I love these herb pots! I do have an outdoor herb garden and I also always grow herbs indoors. It is easy to pick what we need and use straight away and they like our sunny kitchen windowsill! So good looking and practical pots are important. I really like the colours of your pots too. It is wonderful to grow herbs.


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