9 Herbs That You Can Grow In A Mason Jar

9 Herbs That You Can Grow In A Mason Jar | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Cooking is sure a lot of fun! If you’re the assigned cook in your family then you know how important it is to have several herbs available because it can help amplify the flavor of your dish by a lot. Though there are powdered, fresh, and dried versions readily available in every store, it can still cost you if you purchase it frequently. So you should consider growing your herbs in a mason jar as it is a more cost-effective method and it is a healthier option. Let Natural Ways via YouTube teach you how to grow the most commonly used herbs in a jar.



Simply take some healthy and fresh cuttings, leaving just two sets of leaves at the top of each cutting, then remove the remaining leaves. Next, you have to submerge the cuttings in a few inches of clear water. Every herb can be planted and grow the same way using the same method stated, the only difference will be the amount of sunlight that you’re going to let them have. For the continuous harvest of your herbs, try adding hydroponic nutrients to the water to give your herb a nutrient boost.


Grow peppermint in a jar and snip off a bit to make herbal tea, oil, or soup. You can also just enjoy the sweet scent of this fragrant herb. It can live by simply placing it partially in a sunny or shady window.



Use a pair of kitchen scissors to gently remove a few leaves from the stem, then use these fresh oregano leaves in your pasta sauces, soups, and other savory dishes. Oregano can grow large, so keep an eye on it.


Snip as much as you need and add it to your favorite dish, its flavorful scent can go well with eggs, chicken, lamb, or pineapple. Sage doesn’t need a ton of water and should be kept in moderate sunlight.

How to plant and grow herbs in a mason jar
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This herb grows well in water and can be used in many different recipes including sauces and soups. Make sure your basil jar gets about 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.


This herb prefers a bit of sun but can grow just as well in more shaded areas. You can use the leaves off of this herb to sweeten your tea or coffee or create a powder from the leaves to use as a sweetener.


This herb is versatile and will flower, but you can harvest them before they flower. Simply hang the stems to dry the leaves, then remove the leaves to use in cooking. Thyme needs plenty of sunlight, so set those jars in a bright window.


Rosemary does well in sunlight or partially shaded areas. However, it will grow better in full sunlight. Use this herb to spice up your favorite chicken dish.

Lemon Balm

You can use the lemon balm herb to create an herbal tea that helps reduce anxiety, relieve symptoms of indigestion, and help make sleep a little easier to come by. Give this plant plenty of sunlight.


This onion family member is super easy to grow and you can use it in a ton of dishes. Make sure this herb has plenty of water and sunlight for the best growth results.

Mason jar planting tutorial for beginners
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9 Herbs That You Can Grow In A Mason Jar

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