Multifunctional wooden herb plant étagère, wall shelf, spice rack

Herb plant étagère and spice rack made of robust, weathered wood for the kitchen countertop, featuring various herb plants for a charming herb corner, along with wall shelves adorned with herbs.

You want to add herbs to your dishes as fresh as possible. Thyme, chives, parsley, basil, sage, dill, mint, rosemary, oregano, and coriander are among the most popular herbs that you want to have within easy reach in the kitchen. To creatively integrate all these kitchen herbs into your space, make effective use of our stone molds to place your herb plants. Arrange the different types of herb plants in the stone molds and place or hang them in an organized yet accessible manner in the kitchen. The herb rack made of old stone molds, with its weathered wood, combined with the herb plants, adds a distinctive character to your kitchen.


Growing herb plants in the kitchen on a wall shelf. 

Thyme, chives, parsley, basil, sage, dill, mint, rosemary, oregano, and coriander are generally easy herb plants to grow in a kitchen herb corner or on a wall shelf. For each type, here are some tips to help them thrive. Herb plants are usually cultivated in pots with a diameter of 10 cm. Our stone molds are precisely tailored to this size, measuring 24 cm x 12 cm (length x width).

Considerations for growing herb plants on an herb rack or wall shelf:

In addition to daylight, the temperature in the kitchen plays a crucial role. An ideal temperature ranges between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius, corresponding to the average room temperature. It is also important that the temperature does not fluctuate too much. Avoid placing herb plants near an oven or microwave, as these areas can become too warm. However, be cautious with cold spots as well, as they can be harmful to herb plants. Consider this when placing an herb étagère near an external door or window.


Growing thyme in an herb rack.

Thyme is indeed a typical flavor enhancer suitable for many types of dishes. The thyme plant itself contains various healthy nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, a very good source of vitamin A, and a good source of iron, manganese, and copper. Thyme can be grown indoors. It is important to provide the plant with enough light, at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day, to allow the plant to grow reasonably well, especially if you harvest from it regularly.

Chives, herbs from your own kitchen.

Chives thrive well in most conditions and are resistant to poor soil. The plant requires little maintenance, but occasional pruning allows you to harvest leaves (and flowers) almost all year round. When chives are well planted, you'll find that caring for them is quite easy. Chives have a moderate water requirement, so regular watering is important. If you forget once or twice, they won't perish immediately. If they appear a bit dry, a little water will quickly revive them. Occasionally, provide your plants with organic food for edible plants. While not necessary, it will benefit your plant in the long run.

Growing parsley plants on a wall shelf.

Parsley kitchen herbs come in two varieties, namely flat-leaf and curly. Flat-leaf parsley imparts a refined, savory taste to dishes. Curly parsley is typically used in soups, salads, potato, and meat dishes. It has a mild flavor and is not as robust as flat-leaf parsley.

When cultivating parsley in a kitchen herb wall shelf, it's essential to pay attention to proper watering. Parsley thrives best when the soil is consistently moist. Therefore, water the plant regularly, preferably every other day, and do so from the bottom if possible. Parsley requires ample light for optimal growth, but avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

Regularly pruning the parsley plant is crucial for healthy growth and to prevent it from becoming too large. It's wise to trim the plant back to about 2-3 centimeters above the ground when it reaches approximately 10-15 centimeters in height. This encourages the plant to produce new shoots.


Growing basil in a herb étagère.

Basil has a strong fragrance and is commonly used in Italian cuisine, especially in tomato dishes. If you're not planting basil from seeds but buying ready-made plants, it's advisable to do so at a garden center rather than a supermarket, and opt for the organic variety. These are cared for differently, resulting in stronger roots.

All types and varieties of basil are exclusively heat and sun-loving. To successfully grow these aromatic herbs in a kitchen herb rack or in the garden, a sunny location is essential. Virtually all parts of the plant are highly aromatic. All parts of these herb plants, including flowers and seeds, are edible. Typically, shoot tips are clipped or plucked from the basil plant. Pinching promotes plant branching and extends the lifespan of annual basil varieties. It's less advisable to pluck individual leaves as it may leave the shoots bare. Bare shoots can be pruned back until they become woody. Ensure the basil plant receives ample light, so place the herb rack, for example, on the windowsill or on the kitchen counter near the window. However, do not expose the plant to full sun all day, as it may still scorch or wilt. If the plant receives too little light, the leaves may turn brown. If you want to use the leaves for your pasta, soup, salad, or pesto, especially avoid plucking the young tips so they can continue growing. Opt for the larger leaves on the sides or trim the entire stem to about an inch above the ground.


Growing herb plants in the kitchen.

The earthy tones of the weathered wood from our stone molds make a beautiful addition to any kitchen decor. In our online shop, you'll find our range of herb étagères and some herb planters, shaped like stone molds, to create a tasteful herb growing spot in your own kitchen.

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