How to grow an indoor vertical kitchen garden

Why reserve the beauty of nature to the outdoors? Bring it in, we say! A kitchen backsplash is a perfect place to start growing an indoor vertical garden. This stunning Sugru project from Francesca Stone of Fall For DIY has got us itching to mount plant pots on every free wall space we can find. It's a nice and easy project (only five steps!) and a brilliant hack for small spaces. Plus, you don't even have to get the drill out. Result.

All you'll need is:

  • Some Sugru
  • Wall-mounted brackets to hold your plant pots
  • Your plant pots (of course)
  • A pencil
  • Masking tape

Now you're sorted, let's grow! We’re rooting for you.

Step 1

Wipe your surface clean with a dry cloth. Mark the area where you want to mount your plant pots with a pencil.

Step 2

Smudge a small piece of Sugru onto the area you’ve marked to create a base layer. This smudging technique is especially effective on porous surfaces.

Step 3

Take a slightly larger piece of Sugru and knead it for a few seconds. Roll it into a small sausage and use it to build on the base layer of Sugru.

Step 4

Press your wall-mount into the Sugru and remove any excess. Use masking tape to keep the mount in place while the Sugru sets.

Step 5

Wait for 12-24* hours for Sugru to set, remove the masking tape and get planting. There you have it! Your very own indoor kitchen garden!

*Depending on the thickness of the application, for load-bearing projects, allow up to 48 hours for Sugru to fully set.