Are you trying to bring your herbs closer to you? In your kitchen, at your fingertips? If space is a concern, you should consider growing your herbs vertically. Even if space is not the main factor, it is a beautiful sight to behold, seeing all your herbs growing healthily with a wonderful aroma inside your kitchen. Should you have a bad back like myself, tending to your herbs standing will avoid straining your back. Are you eager to look at the beautiful vertical herb planters available? I am sure you do.
Let’s take a peek at what is in store.
WATEX Metal Mounted Green Wall Vertical Planter
Frame can be easily attached, with 6 pots of 3 different sizes. Micro drip irrigation system helps water herb plants with ease.
WATEX Mobile Green Wall
Grow 18 plants in one planter and the micro drip irrigation system helps water your herbs. Easily move your garden on wheels whenever and wherever you want.
Vertical Metal Plant Stand 13 Tiers
Holds 13 potted plants, free your floor or kitchen counter space. Makes a beautiful room divider.
OUTLAND LIVING 6-Ft Vertical Garden
Creates 10 lineal feet of gardening space within 6 square feet.The cascading water system allows water to flow from top to bottom. Made of certified food safe grade plastic.
ALTIFARM 3 Tier Home Farm
Don't need tools to assemble. Modular design with adjustable height. Built-in self-watering system.
SAVVYGROW Indoor Vertical Herb Garden Starter Kit
NFT hydroponics growing technique. No soil needed. Grow 24 herb plants healthily with 6 LED grow lights.
GREENSTALK 5 Tier Vertical Garden Planter
Don't need tools to assemble. Stack the tiers. Total 30 planting pockets. The watering system delivers water to each of the tiers/pockets below.
MIRACLE-GRO Twelve Indoor Growing System
Fully integrated indoor growing system. Connected via Bluetooth to monitor water levels, control the grow light, set growing schedule and receive notifications such as low water level. Designed as a table stand.
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8 Vertical Herb Garden Ideas
#1 Watex Metal Mounted Green Wall Vertical Planter
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars with 23 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.4 x 6.7 inches
- • Weight: 6.9 pounds
- • Kit includes:
- Large metal wall mounting frame (1.57W x 2.72H ft)
- 32 ft – ¼” tubing
- Inline dripper x 6, end dripper x 1, ¼” drip faucet adaptor x 1 and ¾” tool adaptor x 1
- Small pot (5 x 6.5 x 5 inches) x 3
- Medium pot (7 x 7.5 x 8 inches) x 2
- Large pot (15.74 x 7.67 x 8.07 inches) x 1
Features. The metal frame can be easily attached to any vertical surface. There are 6 pots with 3 different sizes, giving you options to grow a variety of herbs or a mixture of herbs and greens, flowers too.
Although this is not a large hanging vertical wall planter, it still comes with the micro drip irrigation system. This helps water your herb plants easily.
Cons. The drainage holes in all the pots may cause a mess in your kitchen if overwatered. In this case, you need to be extra mindful not to overwater.
Alternatively, you can easily remove the pots from the frame for watering and put them back. I know, this defeats the purpose of having the drip system but if by doing so prevents the mess, why not. Just a little effort and you have a beautiful living wall of herbs!
Overall. At a fairly reasonable price of ±$65, you can start growing your own herbs indoors vertically, rather than taking up your valuable counter space. It provides everything you need. Oops, not everything. You still need your herb plants and a bag of good potting mix.
Either you transplant nursery bought seedlings or propagate your own, read more about how to grow indoor herbs year-round.
#2 Watex Mobile Green Wall
Rated Amazon’s Choice, 4 out of 5 stars with 61 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 17.3 x 16.5 x 46.8 inches
- • Weight: 19.85 pounds
- • Kit includes:
- Metal mobile green wall double frame x 1
- Pre-assembles micro-irrigation system x 1
- Herb & flower pot (5 x 6.5 x 5 inches) x 12
- Vegetable & fruit pot (7 x 7.5 x 8 inches) x 4
- Grow-you-own planter (15.75 x 7.67 x 8.07 inches x 2
Easily move your garden on wheels whenever and wherever you want. It is easy to do so as it is on 4 wheels. 2 of the wheels have locking lever so that it does not roll.
The micro drip irrigation system helps water your herb plants efficiently. Simply hook it up to the hose and let your herbs get watered.
Cons. There are drainage holes in all the pots. In this case, you need to be careful not to overwater the plants. Put a doormat or a planter under liner underneath the unit to catch any water that may flow from the bottom pots.
When turning the mobile unit, make sure to turn it slowly because the weight in each section may affect its stability.
Overall. This green garden on wheels allows you to grow most of the common herbs for your cooking needs vertically, maximizing space. With different pot sizes, you may choose to grow a couple of greens, even flowers in the larger pots.
You can conveniently push your herb plants out for a dose of sunlight or bring them back close to you. On top of that, little effort is needed in watering given its micro drip system. Based on the price of ±$90, this is a good buy. Perfect for small space gardening indoors or out.
#3 Vertical Metal Plant Stand 13 Tiers
Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars with 51 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 27.2 x 17.5 x 64 inches
- • Weight: 17.25 pounds
- • Product materials:
- Frame – steel, polyester powder coating
- Ring – steel, polyamide, polyester powder coating
- Feet – steel, polypropylene, polyester powder coating
Features. This is a very straight forward vertical plant stand. You may choose to put this outdoor near your doorway, patio or on the balcony. Using this indoors, it makes a beautiful room divider with your herbs, greens or flowers growing healthily. Holding 13 potted plants, it surely frees your floor or kitchen counter space.
Two of the reviewers suggested assembling all the holders first before mounting them to the pole. And keep all the screws facing the same direction. In case you need to adjust the holders, you do not need to look back to front for the screw head.
Pots are not included. You will need to buy separately. Galvanized pot is recommended with this stand but one reviewer suggested plastic planter is better for growing real plants. Regardless, as long as the planter is 5 inches in diameter, you have the upper hand in choosing the preferred pots.
Overall. With this vertical metal plant stand, you get to grow 13 varieties of herbs. Consider including flowers and display them in alternating tiers. I believe this will brighten up your kitchen or room should you use it as a room divider. All this for ±$100. Is this worth buying? Tell me.
#4 Outland Living 6-Ft Vertical Garden
Rated Amazon's Choice, 4.4 out of 5 stars with 69 customer reviews.
- • Frame dimensions: 30 x 23 x 65 inches
- • Bin dimensions: 26.5 x 9.5 x 8 inches
- • Number of bins: 4
- • Soil volume per bin: 2.8L or 1 cubic foot
- • Weight: 30.4 pounds
- • Product materials:
- Frame – powder-coated steel
- Bin – certified food safe grade plastic
Features. This vertical garden creates 10 lineal feet of gardening space within 6 square feet of any indoor or outdoor space.
The cascading water system allows water to flow from top to bottom. There is a plug that fits snuggly into the hole of the bottom bin so that water does not leak onto your floor in the case of overwatering.
Feel safe to consume your herbs or green vegetables knowing the bins are made of certified food-safe grade plastic.
The ergonomic design allows you to enjoy gardening with ease, without bending or stretching. Especially for those who have hip and back problems and seniors too.
Cons. It is not easy to move this vertical planter should you want to move it outdoor or vice versa. Once filled and plants growing, it will be heavy. However, the bins can be lifted out without disassembling the whole unit. Be careful not to strain your back while lifting. Get 2 people to do it.
Overall. This is quite expensive at ±$160. But knowing this is a sturdy unit that can create 10 feet of lineal feet of gardening space in just 6 square feet, wouldn’t this be great? No matter where you put this vertical garden, indoor or out, imagine all the herbs, greens and flowers you can grow in 6 square feet.
You get to enjoy hassle-free gardening with its cascading water system and worry-free about bending, hurting your back. Good to buy? If you are on the fence, read more reviews on Amazon.
#5 Altifarm 3 Tier Home Farm
Rated 5 out of 5 stars with 8 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 50 inches (30 x 22 x 63)
- • Bin dimensions: different sizes for each tier with a common length of 30 inches & largest bin with a depth of 20 inches
- • Number of bins: 3
- • Kit includes:
- Self-watering spouts with level indicator
- Heavy-duty PU feet & rubber end caps
- • Weight: 71 pounds
- • Product materials:
- Frame – heavy-duty corrosion-treated & powder-coated steel
- Bin – certified food safe grade plastic
Features. You do NOT need tools to assemble this vertical planter. Its modular design allows you to assemble the planter with ease. Furthermore, the height of each tier is adjustable.
Busy or simply forget to water your herb plants? The built-in self-watering system does the job for you. You just need to add water to the system once a week. The advantage of using this system is that it uses 80% less water and prevents nutrients wash-off.
These raised elevated planters allow you to work on your herb plants or greens without straining your back.
Besides minimal footprint, you can turn any unused corner of your kitchen or room into a flourishing green space. A beautiful addition to your deck should you decide to put this outdoor.
This Altifarm Home Farm has 3 optional expansion packs that help you grow like a pro.
- 1. Grow Light Expansion Pack – the LED-based system emulates sunlight providing the best environment for best growth.
- 2. Greenhouse Expansion Pack – protects your plants against freezing and snow, sand-storm and excessive rain, while retaining carbon dioxide and controls humidity.
- 3. Mobility Expansion Pack – screw-on casters give you the convenience in moving the unit around the house or move it to the balcony for sunlight.
Now you know why this vertical planter is called Home Farm 🙂
Cons. The watering spout has a level indicator, taking the guesswork out the amount of water to add. However, the water level float may get stuck but in time you will be used to how much water is needed on each level without depending on the indicator.
Overall. Altifarm Home Farm is the ultimate vertical planter to use if you intend to be an all-year home farmer. You don’t need to give up your precious counter space for your plants and grow various herbs plus vegetable year-round. Is it not amazing to be able to harvest your greens across the kitchen? It sure is.
The self-watering system ensures your plants kept hydrated when you decide to go on a weekend getaway.
This is an expensive vertical planter at ±$320. Consider this a one-time investment that allows you to grow your greens all year round. For an extra ±$40 ($360), you can buy the 4 tier unit.
Surely, you want to study more on this before buying expensive equipment. Go on, take a closer look on Amazon and read more customer reviews.
#6 SavvyGrow Indoor Vertical Herb Garden Starter Kit ($360) B07Q65BZ9H
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars with 16 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 28.5 x 16.5 x 54 inches
- • Kit includes:
- 3-Tier frame
- Net cup (1.75 inches) x 24
- LED grow lights x 6
- Water pump
- Clay pebble
- Herb seeds – cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme, mint
- • Weight: 28.8 pounds
Features. This SavvyGrow Planter function by using NFT hydroponic growing technique. NFT stands for Nutrient Film Technique where a very shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for plant growth is re-circulated past the bare roots of plants in a gully/channel (tubes). You don’t need to deal with soil using this planter.
With 6 LED grow lights, you need not worry about insufficient sunlight indoors.
24 net cup means you can grow 24 herb plants. The space between the cups is quite spacious allowing your herbs to grow healthily.
Cons. Assembling can be challenging as the instructions manual that comes with it was poorly written. Go to Savvy Grow website. There is a video that shows and explains all the steps clearly.
Overall. Setting up this unit is tedious with many parts involved, from the frame to the wiring and tubes, timer, pump and lighting. With all these part, you are actually setting up a complete unit where you can grow your own fresh herbs with ease.
This NFT hydroponic system requires less water, no soil and little space. It fits in nicely in your kitchen, providing fresh herbs for your everyday cooking all year round.
±$360 is an expensive investment but growing your plants hydroponically helps save water and you do not need to buy potting soil. Do you know that herb plants grow faster this way than planting them in soil? The air pump ensures water and nutrient mixture runs through the herb roots continuously allowing the plants to absorb the nutrients. You get to harvest and consume fresh herbs and vegetables 3 – 5 times more than you would grow them in soil. This indoor vertical herb garden may be worth investing. Go on, take a closer look on Amazon.
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#7 GreenStalk 5 Tier Vertical Garden Planter
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with 32 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 19 x 19 x 54.2 inches
- • Kit includes:
- 5 planters/tiers – each with 6 planting pockets
- 4 grey watering disks
- 1 top water reservoir
- • Weight: 17 pounds (150 pounds when fully planted and watered)
- • Product materials:
- Thick, food-safe polypropylene plastic
- BPA, PVC and BPS - free
Features. Similar to the Altifarm unit, you do not need tools to assemble. Stack the tiers adding height to your limited garden or indoor space and simply unstack as needed.
Made completely in East Tennessee, you have a total of 30 planting pockets to grow your herbs, vegetables, flowers and strawberries. The tiers interlock together for stability.
The GreenStalk’s patented watering system delivers water to each of the tiers/pockets below. Simply filling the top water reservoir to the 5 tier mark will start slow dripping water to the soil immediately.
Cons. You have to ensure all the tiers/pieces are locked perfectly into place otherwise there is a chance it may topple over due to a large amount of weight it carries against the height. To avoid this, grow herbs on the top tiers and vegetables lower.
Additionally, consider using expanded clay pellets in the bottom of the tiers/pockets. This may help stabilize the tower while improving drainage.
Overall. Using this indoors or outdoors, you can mix and match your favourite herbs and vegetables to fill all 30 planting pockets, creating a showstopper. You want this. Your neighbours will envy you.
A bit on the expensive side, ±$138 but take into consideration this GreenStalk Vertical Garden Planter is 100% made in the USA. Furthermore, this is the only system that waters all tiers at the same time. Other stackable gardens over-water the top tiers to get to the lower tiers.
Consider getting this GreenStalk Vertical Plant Mover to easily rotate or move the tower across the kitchen if you are using this indoors or the deck/patio at outdoors. 3 of the 6 wheels have a locking lever. A word of caution - move with extreme care as any gap, holes or uneven ground may cause it to topple.
#8 Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System ($300) B07P8BHL8H
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars with 29 customer reviews.
- • Dimensions: 16.5sq x 28h inches
- • Kit includes:
- Indoor growing system
- Accessory storage bag
- Transplanting kit – 4 coir liners & 4 large net cups
- Seed starting kit – 4 seed starting plugs & 4 small net cups (seeds not included)
- Plant nutrient x 2 packets
- • Weight: 33.5 pounds
Features. Miracle-Gro Twelve is a fully integrated indoor growing system. It uses the hydroponic system and the grow light is especially for indoor gardening.
What makes this different from all the vertical gardens mentioned here is it’s designed as a table stand. The growing system is at the lower section where you can grow 4 herb plants.
Connected via Bluetooth technology, the Miracle-Gro Twelve app allows you to monitor water levels, control the grow light, set growing schedule and receive notifications such as low water level.
Cons. There are only 4 sections to grow your herbs. It is very limited. In this case, you will have to choose your most favourite herbs to grow.
Overall. Honestly, the first thing that caught my attention was its furniture-like design, Herb Garden cum Table. I have to call this a Mini Herb Garden as it is meant to grow only 4 plants at once. Nonetheless, this is perfect for a small apartment, small family.
You can grow your herbs all year round and utilize the tabletop as you would a normal coffee/side table. Since there is a grow light, you can place this in the living room without worrying about sunlight for your herb plants to grow healthily. It fits perfectly well into any space and beautiful addition to your home décor. Yes?
Would you pay ±$300 for a Miracle-Gro Twelve? It is easy to grow herbs hydroponically. Add water, plants and nutrients, and watch them grow! Moreover, with the grow light and Bluetooth connected, there is not much to worry about. How is this?
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All in All
How do you like these vertical herb garden ideas?
I know you love having herbs at arm’s length thus you should not feel restricted about the space and location. All you need to get growing is an indoor vertical herb garden. It maximizes space indoors and you get to grow your favourite herbs and green vegetables too.
If you have experience growing herbs and wanting to expand or bring them indoors, consider investing in a bigger unit, for instance, Altifarm 4 Tier Home Farm or Outland Living Vertical Garden. SavvyGrow Indoor Vertical Herb Garden is a good choice too for its hydroponic system. A bigger unit means bigger variety and harvest. The serious grower in you wants to grow and consume flavorful, pesticide-free herbs and green vegetables.
Actually, the Watex Metal Mounted Green Wall Planter and Miracle-Gro Twelve are very tempting to have. They look beautiful and I believe will blend in well into any home.
If you are just starting out, I strongly urge you not to spend too much on a vertical garden. Get an Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit for beginners. A good starter kit includes everything you need to grow your herbs from sowing to harvesting. The price ranges from $20 - $50 depending on the items included in the kit.
So, what do you need? I am pretty sure you have the answer.
Before ending this, I want you to know that choosing the type of herbs that grow well indoors and all year round will have a better success rate of growing them.
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