Growing a Container Herb Garden – simple tips
So how do you set about Growing a Container Herb Garden?
Look at this lovely container herb garden we made this past weekend. I am so excited to begin to use our own herbs.
We already had the mint and chives (the mint had grown rather rampantly and needed containing) and we bought some very cheap little plug plant herbs from he supermarket to join them, We made some simple stone markers (with a sharpie and clear varnish) and that is it. Ready to go!
It smells all kinds of interesting already.
Herbs do wonderfully well in containers. You have to use good multi-purpose compost, and make sure the containers have good drainage. They also need to be kept well watered, as they tend to dry out a lot quicker than if the herbs are planted in the ground.
Where we will use our herbs….
Chives are lovely chopped into cottage cheese
I often use Oregano in pasta sauces
I use Fennel like to use parsley in omelettes
I love Mint with new potatoes or made into a mint sauce with mushy peas!
I use Sage sprinkled on top of a slice of cheese pizza
I would use Thyme to sprinkle on veggies before roasting them
I have found a brilliant guide to growing your own herbs which talks you through each type of herb and what it needs.
What’s your favourite herb and have you ever tried growing your own?