Super Simple DIY Self Watering Herb Garden


I have been wanting to grow my own herbs for quite awhile now, but have been a little intimidated by it. I've never grown herbs before and know that some can be finicky when it comes to watering. However, after seeing many ideas for 'self-watering' herb gardens, I decided to give it a try. Many versions use wine or other glass bottles, but for the trial run I decided to go with less expensive and easier to cut, 2-liter pop bottles. They came together really quickly and required simple materials that you may already have on hand. Just four materials to


  1. Posted by gutierrezhveron, — Reply

    Hi Dawn, I was browsing and found your pin... I have always wanted to grow my own herbs and I did't know how, you have explained step by step how to do that. Thanks for sharing your tips. Greetings from Lima, Perú

  2. Posted by kayburkin, — Reply

    I added a coffee filter to keep the dirt from falling into the water, it also helped wick the water up the dirt. This is the best way to start seeds for the garden and you can just plant the coffee filter.

  3. Posted by neangie, — Reply

    I have seen doing this for years as a plant starter. I no longer have problems with dampening off. I also use them in my greenhouse for herbs. Though the clear plastic looks nice, it encourages algae growth. I put painters tape vertically on one side of the bottom water reservoir, then spray painted it black. Then pulled the tape off to show the water level.

  4. Posted by dwarrington2015, — Reply

    Fabulous idea - 8 year old grandchild + school holidays next week = great ‘doing things’ - thank you

  5. Posted by sokm09, — Reply

    It seems like a great idea! Does this work for all kinds of herbs?

  6. Posted by candice32012, — Reply

    This great, you rock! Thank you!

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