Make an Insta-Worthy Herb Starter Garden in Minutes

Show off your prettiest glassware with the easiest herbs.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza Photography

Tomas Espinoza Photography

Materials + Tools

  • glassware variety (ex: tumbler, teacup, lowball glass, martini glass)
  • starter herbs (ex: rosemary, cilantro, sage, mint)
  • potting mix
  • small pebbles
  • gardening gloves
  • trowel

Add Pebbles

Add a handful of drainage pebbles to the bottom of the glass.

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Add Soil

Fill glass halfway with soil.

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Add the Herb

Transfer the herb to the glass and cover the roots with soil.

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Tomas Espinoza Photography

Give It Water

Water the newly-planted herb until the water hits the pebbles. Note: Herbs thrive on water, so you'll want to check on them daily. Water them when the top of the soil starts to feel dry. You want the soil to stay moist; moist soil equals fragrant herbs!

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Tomas Espinoza Photography

Create a Garden

Repeat steps 1 through 4 for other easy-to-grow herbs like rosemary, cilantro, sage and mint in a variety of fun glassware.

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Tomas Espinoza Photography

Enjoy Your Hard Work

Ok, so there was nothing difficult about this project. But no one else has to know that. Keep clipping to make even more herbs for cocktails, salads and lots of pasta.

When to Move

When you have clipped all the stems, noticed that the roots are fighting for space, or see the glass getting root-heavy at the top, then it's time to transfer your herbs to larger vessels.

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