Added by on 2016-01-06

http://www.simplyeasydiy.com/2014/03/diy-vertical-herb-garden-planter-box.html This is the first in a series of outdoor projects I’ll be doing in the coming weeks. I’ll post running updates on simply easy diy.com to let you know how this is holding up. Going vertical is the natural progression for most people that start a garden and find they never have enough space for all their gardening needs. I started out with one 4×8 raised garden bed and before long built a second one. Raised garden beds number 3, 4 and 5 came not long after the first two. Then I realized that if I wanted to add any more I was going to have to start putting them out into the open yard space that I wanted to keep reserved for the kids to play in. I think its important for children to have a large open area to play, skip and run. Maybe toss a ball around with dad or play a game of pickle. So I did not want to add any more garden beds. This left me trying to find new ways to get more production out the space we already had. Their is one bed that we kept a lot of our herbs in and I had the thought that if I could free up that space by putting the herbs in containers and placing them on the back patio just outside the back door. We could free up some space for more food production. However, I did not like the look of a lot of containers just sitting around the back patio. I thought about building a shelving unit so we could put all the containers in one spot. I finally decided on a hybrid style shelf slash planter box. I also wanted to be able to move it around the back […]

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34 Comments

  • Amjath Jayakumar 1 year ago

    What is the base you are using with the skill saw??

  • bluewiz79 1 year ago

    I'm an agr. engineer and I say onething: excellent work 🙂 It is an sample of Urban Farming. additionally your hands very effective on tools 🙂 "Afiyet olsun"?

  • HortonKansas 1 year ago

    Thanks for ideas and instructions.

  • Doogy Dog 1 year ago

    nice!?

  • Steve Smith 1 year ago

    How arer the herbs growing in the planter? Are they deep enough that they don't dry out too quickly? Now that you have had some experience with it. I'm just wondering how it's turning out.?

  • Bobbi Meyer 1 year ago

    great video…excellent sound, if you don't mind me asking what mic setup you use??

  • Roshawn Sims 1 year ago

    Stan I see your using pine. If you look up shou sugi ban on youtube, its a great way to finish wood naturally that will make it last longer. I actually did a planter wall 2 ft high by 40 ft long and it looks great. I'm in cali so with less rain it will last longer even if it was just pine. I used doug fir for my projects as its cheap here. Thanks for the vid I will be making one of these shou sugi style myself.?

  • Bennetts74 1 year ago

    Great job keep the videos coming?

  • Lord Kittens McTavish 1 year ago

    I love the transition from you using the circular saw to the shot with your band-aid covered finger.

  • Tommi Martinez 1 year ago

    Amazing really looking forward to doing this.?

  • Nyxee 1 year ago

    0:08 ………..and women too!?

  • britishav8tor75 1 year ago

    My favorite line was "with that said about cedar …I'm making this out of pine!" – as will I, your project has inspired me to build one similar … Also out of pine 🙂 ?

  • TheDublin47 1 year ago

    Yummy Yummy i am going to making one tomorrow as i am a retired carpenter

  • Rich Taylor 1 year ago

    Your style is very DIY'er friendly. Don't take this the wrong way, but I also like how you're not self conscious about using tools that aren't "top shelf". It adds to the welcoming feeling for the DIY'er that might feel incapable of doing a project because he/she doesn't have a $600 chop saw.

  • Cheryl Ferguson 1 year ago

    Just bought something similar, thanks for the inspiration Laura! Would love to see more videos like these 🙂
    Do you recommend planting all herbs for these vertical gardens??

  • Oregon Grower 1 year ago

    They should build a metal framing for the vertical grow. That way you can put it in the yard and have both sides, instead of just sticking it on the wall?

  • Remzi Derti 1 year ago

    I'll be in music?

  • camilatooturnt 1 year ago

    where did you get the wooly pockets?

  • laceypennies 1 year ago

    Ooo, let me know how they fair during the winter. My leafy garden is going nuts! Lots of romaine, bok choy and mustard.?

  • Melissa Bulanhagui 1 year ago

    DOPE! Thanks for sharing Laura, you're the bomb ;)?

  • Newton's Third Law 1 year ago

    Here's a tip: you don't need anything fancy to stabilize your camera, just something with a little more inertia, such as an open tripod, something wide or something heavy. Your videos will look 100,000x better.?

  • babescraftroom 1 year ago

    congrats on your new home. Looks like I will be moving west soon… Nevada, and would love to do one of these. Thanks for sharing… much love ..?

  • Em Renee 1 year ago

    Can you do some tutorials on your art, or like show the processes an' stuff???? it bloody inspiring and your personality is

  • aquqad 1 year ago

    Are the wooly pockets polyester? Or actual wool??

  • The Scran Line 1 year ago

    awesome!?

  • Lauri Dumas 1 year ago

    ahh im so jealous! its freezing here in Canada. I bought a basil plant from the store but it would be so satisfying to grow my own herbs in my backyard. you know under all the snow …?

  • Leighann Anderson 1 year ago

    Where did you get the wooley pockets ??

  • Big Fat Tony's 1 year ago

    cinnamon basil mixed with arugula is a good combination. I like neither separately but the combination is good, by weight, about 10 arugula to 1 cinnamon basil?

  • Big Fat Tony's 1 year ago

    Lemon Crest combined with Italian Parsley is a great combination.?

  • Karsten Fjellheim 1 year ago

    I guess you now know there is an image stabilizer on all smart phones and video recorders? ;)?

  • juicingcornerchris 1 year ago

    Great vid. very cool!!! Thank You >>>?

  • ladystark 1 year ago

    Love that idea. I wonder how those would work for strawberries.?

  • Irene Suhwon 1 year ago

    I would love you forever if you did an apartment tour ? love that blue gray paint!?

  • Andrea Acker 1 year ago

    Great video, thank you!?