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Being Green In The Kitchen

When a recipe calls for just a pinch of this herb or that, do you ever wish you had an herb garden handy right in your kitchen? Making one is simpler than you might think. Plus, it’s a great way to go green your whole family will enjoy. 

If you’ve got a busy lifestyle packed with work commitments and social events, it can be hard to fathom finding the time to buy individual pots for your herb garden. But that’s where your empty Naked Grape boxes come in. They just so happen to make perfect planters. You can craft this entire project in under an hour, but your new herb garden will be the gift that keeps on giving season to season. 


  • Empty boxes of The Naked Grape
  • A box cutter or sharp knife 
  • Seed-starting potting soil (about 3 quarts per herb box) 
  • Seed packets or starter plants for your herbs
  • A large decorative tray to go underneath your planters

HINT: Pick your herbs based on your favorite recipes. Some fun options are mint (mojitos here we come!), rosemary, basil, thyme, and sage. 

Herb Planter Instructions 

  1. Carefully cut off the front of the box
  2. Cut a few small holes on the opposite side for drainage
  3. Rinse the boxes thoroughly and place them on a tray
  4. Fill each box with soil, leaving only about a ¼ inch of space at the top
  5. Plant seeds according to their instructions, or nestle starter plants into the soil with enough room around them to grow. 
  6. Find the sunniest spot in your kitchen for your new herb garden!

HINT: Water each box any time the soil feels dry to the touch. 

If you’re loving little springtime DIY projects as much as we are, check out our Flameless Fire Pit also on the blog!

The Naked Grape Team

The Naked Grape Team