Growing your own herbs is a simple process, even if you don’t think of yourself as having a green thumb. Most herbs need lots of sunlight to grow, which means they’ll need at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. This means you’ll want to place your herb garden close to a window or else supplement it with electric grow lights.
It’s also important to consider watering. Having a shelf that allows the water to fall is a better option than a solid shelf the pots sit on. After watering, the excess runoff can pool on the shelf, warping or staining the surface. With the setup Joanna Gaines created, the herbs are hovering above each other. Placing herbs that prefer drier soil, such as rosemary and thyme, on the top of the shelf ensures they won’t get any excess water when from other herbs. Similarly, herbs that prefer more water, such as mint and chives, will love the excess that drips down from the plants above.