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Create the Perfect Mug Herb Garden

Whether you wake up each morning excited to brew an Americano in your beloved mug or you enjoy an occasional cup of tea in the mug you keep in the back of the cabinet, believe it or not, mugs can hold much more than warm beverages.

If you are looking for a summer hobby or are just trying to get creative with your green thumb and your favorite mug, look no further. Create a DIY mug herb garden that you can watch grow and blossom in your own home.

Not sure where to start? Here are some DIY mug herb garden ideas that will provide you with fresh herbs that you can use in your kitchen all year round.

Mug Herb Garden Materials

Before you start planting herbs into your mug of choice, make sure that you have all of the basics covered. To create a mug herb garden, you will need to ensure that you are equipped with the necessary materials. A few of these items include:

  • Baby herbs or seeds
  • A proper mug
  • Soil
  • A source of sunlight
  • Rocks and sustainable decorations

Choose a Location

The first step in creating a mug herb garden is to pick a location where your herbs will thrive. Luckily, because your mugged herb is small and contained, it is portable and can be moved in the event of a better location becoming available once the plant starts to grow.

This location should have access to sunlight, like a windowsill or a sun porch. Your herbs will grow better with the proper amount of sunshine and support in their new home.

Picking Herbs That Are Right For You

As your mug will act as the plot of land that you would otherwise be planting your herbs in, consider what herbs might work best with your mug of choice.

For example, herb plants that grow taller may need longer, sturdier mugs. On the other hand, shorter herb plants might not need much wiggle room in a mug. A few of the most commonly used herbs include:

  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Cilantro

Mug Preparation

Prepping your mugs for a potted plant is an important step in the DIY process. Make sure that you add the appropriate amount of soil and nutrients to your mug of choice.

Add river rocks to the bottom of the mug to help irrigate any excess water. This will build a sustainable environment for your herbs to grow.

Ready to Plant

After your mug is set up and ready for your plants to grow, it is time to put your herbs into the mug. Start by teasing the roots, if you are using baby herbs, and fill the mug about half an inch from the top of the mug.

Before you know it, beautiful little herbs will be poking out of your mug to be used on any dinner dish, seasoning, or recipe of your choice!

Cute Ways to Design your Mug Herb Garden

Why not spice up your newly planted herb garden with a bit of inspiration and style? There are a ton of cute ways to show off your mug herb garden to guests and visitors. Download these plant fun printables that will put a smile on everyone’s face who admires your mug herb garden.

Mug Style Ideas

Spruce up your mug with decorations, personal accents, and customizable elements. Go crazy with homey cottage-like mug features or you want to decorate with animal decorations to make your plant your pet, the world is your oyster!

Who knows, maybe you’ll even stock up on your mug collection to create a garden of herbs of all kinds. Just like your favorite hand-held mug, it's all in the palm of your hand.