Ways I find the space for my herbs
Sometimes I read the herbal blogs and see how folks store their herbs and realize that while I love what I see, it doesn’t really apply to me. Many of them have houses with basements, spare rooms, places to build dedicated shelving. And, sadly, I’m a city boy where rents are expensive and you have smaller spaces with roommates, landlords who won’t let you build, etc.
But I do find my work around ideas that I thought I would share.
The super cheap pine furniture works wonders. CD racks work for smaller tinctures bottles, while cheap DVD pine racks work beautifully for larger sizes. Here’s a range of sizes in a DVD rack:
And the cheap pine bookcases work well for the dried herbs, which I store in half gallon mason jars:
And to cover them I installed a cheap curtain rod from a hardware store and scooped up an Indian print on sale from a Tibetan shop in the area:
Which actually looks way better in real life than in the photo. I use a little velcro to hold the curtain in place on either sides of the case, which still makes it very easy to open and close the curtain for access.
I’ll be doing the same for the tincture units in the future for aesthetics.
When space is at a premium, like here in the city, things like this work really well and look fairly nice.