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Herb Garden

Creating a herb garden is a fun gardening project for kids. Herbs are beautiful, fragrant and add delicious color and flavor to every recipe. Kid's will love smelling and tasting their very own herbs. Plus, herbs are relatively easy to care for and can be grown at various seasons throughout the year. This kid's DIY projects uses everyday materials that typically end up in the trash making it an extra green garden project.
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Kid's Herb Garden

Click below to see how to make your own herb garden container:

Step One

Gather your supplies. Ensure your tin can is emptied and cleaned out with the label removed.

Using a nail and hammer, or a drill, very carefully add a small hole to the bottom of the can for drainage. Allowing water to drain out of can will prevent root rot and standing water.

a close up of can

Step Two

After allowing the tin can to dry, begin applying your layers of paint. Spray paint base layer for quicker even coverage, then Decorate it however you want with craft paints.

can painted yellow

Step Three

After allowing your paint to dry, you are able to fill your can with your soil about halfway up the sides of the can. Use Pike Potting & Container Soil, which provides a fertilizer to jump start root growth and also contains wetting agents that help retain moisture in the soil.
can with potting soil

Step Four

Now you can plant your herb starter or plant your seeds in the soil.

can with herb planted inside

Step Five

Create a label for your herb container using a popsicle stick and a marker or paint. You also can paint the name of the herb on your container. You can write care instructions on your label as well.
popsicle stick herb marker

Step Six

Stick your label into your container and you are ready to enjoy your herb! Continue snipping from it throughout the growing season. If it is a frost-tender herb, bring it indoors before first frost. Enjoy.

thyme planter

Supplies List 

  • Herb Starters or Seeds
  • 16oz Canned Food Tin
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Paint
  • Spray Paint
  • Pike Potting and Container Soil