These Vintage-Style Mason Jar Planters Are the Chicest Way to Grow Your Favorite Herbs Indoors

published Jun 7, 2023
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parsley in a mason jar filled with a few inches of water
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Cyd McDowell

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to growing herbs, I have a terrible track record. It seems that every time I head to my local grocer and pick up a basil plant, no matter what, it dies almost as fast as I get it home — much to the chagrin of my friends come pizza night. Not only do these supermarket herb plants tend to die rather fast, but they’re also a bit unsightly, even on a stylish windowsill.

Luckily, over the years, there has been a rise in indoor herb garden planters designed to help you grow all of your favorite herbs with ease and style. From chic kits designed to educate to sleek, high-tech devices that’ll do the work for you, there are a lot of options out there. The prettiest indoor herb grower we’ve come across? The Modern Sprout Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden.

What is the Modern Sprout Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden?

Using a self-watering, passive hydroponic system known as wicking — which brings water and nutrients up to the plant’s roots via a braided wick — this indoor herb garden is meant to finally make at-home herb growing easy. Housed in tinted, vintage-inspired jars, each herb comes in a different color jar allowing you to create a colorful garden you’ll love seeing (and using) each day. And setup couldn’t be easier — simply plant the included seeds of your choice, put water in the reservoir, place the jar in a sunny window, and start growing your garden. In no time you’ll have all the fresh herbs you could want!

Credit: Uncommon Goods

What Uncommon Goods Reviewers Are Saying

Average Rating: 4.35/5

“Such a great self-watering herb container. I love having fresh herbs at the ready all the time. I just started it a few days ago and already have nice sprouts growing with no effort. Its awesome!” – Jacquie

“These are perfect for those that don’t have time or space to garden. Jars are super cute and add style to any room. Easy and fun!”Marcia

“I bought this as a gift for someone who is a great cook and wanted to grow his own herbs. They are perfect! And, he could keep adding herbs to the garden… so it’s the gift that keeps on giving!” – Ellie

Coming in at $24 a jar, this herb garden is available in five herb varietals (organic basil, organic cilantro, mint, organic parsley, and rosemary) so you can customize your garden with your favorite picks. So, whether you’re looking for a chic and simple way to finally grow herbs or for a great gift for the foodie in your life, give these planters a try! I can’t wait to see if this set can finally turn my black thumb green.