Whether you have a traditional garden or an urban-style indoor garden, having a collection of fresh herbs is a must. Growing your own herbs adds impact to your cooking, keeps your shopping bills down, creates a heavenly scent and, when you source the right species for your space, are easy to grow and maintain too.
Did you know you can freeze herbs too? Basil, chives, mint, coriander, dill, tarragon and lemon balm can all be kept for up to a year in the freezer.
When it comes to buying herb plants, can either grow them from seed, or buy them already grown and pot them out. Whichever you go for, you'll need to choose the right planter for the herb and your space.
How to make a herb planter
If you already have a few old pots knocking about, how about making your own herb plant station? Our upcycled herb planter guide shows you how to make one with just some old terracotta pots and pallet wood!
Not such a fan of DIY? Read on for our breakdown of some of the best herb planters on the market right now, from space-saving hanging designs to indoor styles perfect for windowsills.
Starting a vegetable garden? Check out our ideas on how to grow your own vegetables and fruit here too!
Outdoor herb planters
Wooden ladder planter
This ladder planter can work both indoors and out, and we love its stylish, space-saving design and matt-black plant pots.
It would look especially good on a balcony garden or in a kitchen, handily in reach for when you're cooking.
It measures 12.5cm x 42.5cm x 10cm.
Indoor & outdoor herb planter
This kind of planter is most typically used for growing strawberries, but it works well for growing herbs too. It's great if you want to grow a variety of herbs all in one place, as you can pop a different herb species into each tier.
The pot is made from hardwearing, weatherproof clay and will be able to withstand even the frostiest of winters!
You can choose from three colours too; White Smoke, Topiary Green and Grey Smoke.
It measures 25cm x 27cm.
Herb planter with wheels
This raised herb planter is a lovely accessible choice, and its wheels make it nice and versatile - especially handy if you have a small garden where objects often need to be movable and multi-functional.
A shelf below the plant box is also useful for storing extra plant pots, tools, a watering can and more.
It measures 82cm x 96cm x 41cm.
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Windowsill plant box
If you only have a windowsill to work with then a windowsill planter is what you need! These cute, colourful planters are made from sturdy wooden decking and are ideal for both herbs and flowers.
They don't need to be limited to just windowsills though - they can be affixed to a brick wall or fence, and we think they'd also look great lining a decking or patio area.
They range in length, starting at 60cm.
Indoor herb planters
Emma Bridgewater herb pot
With no weather to worry about inside, indoor plant pots can afford to be more decorative and delicate. This Emma Bridgewater plant pot is made from English earthenware and features a pretty chilli design - perfect for growing small veggies (like chillies!) or herbs on your kitchen windowsill.
It's 11cm in height.
Set of 3 herb planters with tray
Made from galvanised metal, they're fully watertight and specially designed for growing herbs. You can choose from four colourways to match them to your kitchen style too!
Each set measures 14cm x 43cm x 15cm.
Concrete herb plant pots
We love these contemporary concrete planters, not just for their style, but for their practical properties too. Concrete is porous, so it makes a great choice for plant pots as it keeps soil from getting waterlogged.
These pots are handmade in a variety of shades to suit your home style and each one comes with a matching tray to catch water.
The muted colours make a great pairing for luscious green herbs and small vibrant veggie plants.
Each pot measures 10cm x 10cm.
Bottle top herb planters
Lastly, for something a little different, how about these mini bottle top herb planters? If space is at a premium indoors, these dinky planters might be just the thing.
To use them, simply pop in some herb seeds at the top along with some soil, and place the planter in an old glass bottle. You can leave the herbs to grow there as is, or, once the roots have grown down sufficiently and the leaves have spread out, you can repot them into a larger planter.
Each bottle top planter measures 8.9cm x 4.1cm x 17.2cm
Katie is a Staff Writer for HomeStyle magazine and YourHomeStyle.uk. She previously worked on Gardens Illustrated magazine and has written for various other lifestyle magazines and brands. She particularly enjoys writing about indie and eco homeware brands, interior styles through the ages, urban gardening, and decor hacks for small spaces. She is also responsible for HomeStyle's buyer's guides, so you'll often find her testing out the latest homeware gadgets and kitchen appliances.