Faith Provencher

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Faith Provencher is a designer, writer and crafter with a passion for all things creative. She received her art degree from Skidmore… read more

Comments - How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

Nickae on Jun 27, 2015:

Omg I can't wait to try this!

patty on Mar 16, 2015:

how about drilling a couple of holes in the bottom of glass for drainage?

faith-towers on Nov 21, 2014:

@Daney mine are very secure... as long as the glasses fit snugly, you shouldn't have a problem!

Daney on Nov 21, 2014:

Love the idea. Same thing happened to me, left in storage. My question is won't the glass tip over and fall? Are they secure?

faith-towers on Oct 09, 2014:

@anonymous we've been storing our wine in a modular shelving unit... still haven't found the perfect storage solution! Good luck with your wine rack project :)

Anonymous on Oct 09, 2014:

So how did you solve the wine bottle storage dilemma? I am building a wine rack that will accommodate the larger bottles, and would love to see what you did. Thanks!

PatsyMac on Aug 04, 2014:

Extreme closeups and odd perspectives make it difficul to visualize this project. Straightforward shots would have been appreciated.

K.S. on Jul 24, 2014:

Herbs need a lot a sunlight to continue to grow. This method is fine, but might last longer on a patio wall. Somewhere that gets sunlight. The painted bottoms are a good idea, for those thinking otherwise. The stones are good drainage, but the water gets muddy as it filters through. Pretty stones won't show after several waterings.

Shelley on Jul 24, 2014:

Wonderful and fun DIY.  Will give it a try.  Thanks 

CoffeeLover on Jul 21, 2014:

I will be using attractive stones in the bottom and NOT painting the glass.  This way I can visually observe the amount of water in the bottom and the condition of the roots.

faith-towers on Jul 21, 2014:

@Leanna the rocks help with drainage and preventing root rot (but it may eventually happen, because of the closed containers). Be sure not to overwater... that will help. And you might consider putting the plastic pot that the plant comes in inside the glass so that the water will drain through the pot and into the bottom of the glass. You might want to paint the whole glass though, so you don't see the plastic pot!

Leanna on Jul 20, 2014:

Did you not get root rot from the lack of water drainage?

Becca on Jun 01, 2014:

First this is a great idea! We just made one today. Has anyone had success with their herbs growing? I'm afraid that the glasses may be too small for them to flourish, but I'm not a gardener so idk

CoffeeLover on May 21, 2014:

Congrats on a great hack!  My son found it and forwarded it to me.  I have purchased the rack and the glasses (4 for $5 at local grocery store), and found a great cheap source for pretty rocks for the bottom (Dollar Tree).   So I just need to find mounting hardware - it was not included in my sealed bag, but I didn't buy it from Ikea.   I am going to skip the paint and labels, I think.  I am looking forward to being able to "save" some of my outdoor organic herbs in the fall!

Ellen on Apr 12, 2014:

This is wonderful! I also purchased a Vurm months ago, only to discover that it didn't fit any of our wine bottles. I was disapointed initially, but now I'm glad it didn't work- I like this use even more! Thanks so much for sharing :)

faith-towers on Apr 08, 2014:

@Anonymous I love it! Great idea to use colorful flowers... so pretty.

Anonymous on Oct 12, 2013:

This is fantastic. So genius

faith-towers on Aug 07, 2013:

Hi @vanessa - I already had the Vurm rack and the glasses so I just tried them out... but I think that most traditional pint glasses should work. Have fun!

vanessa on Aug 07, 2013:

Would love to try this!  Thanks for this.  It will be my first DIY project....silly do i check if the glass will fit into the holder?  The holder is shrink wrapped so i can test it out with different ikea glasses

faith-towers on May 24, 2013:

@Anonymous It depends on which herb you're planting... it will say on the tag when you buy it. But that's one benefit of the wall-mounted version - you can hang it as close to a window as possible, and the plants might do better than they would if they were on a shelf across the room.

Anonymous on May 24, 2013:

How much light do you need to grow herbs indoors? The squirrels keep digging up my pots outside, but my house doesn't get a lot of natural sunlight.

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