Anyone who enjoys cooking, eat or grow plants has a good reason to start herb container gardening. It is undeniable that herbs enhance our cooking and eating experience. The fact is most, even those who can’t cook can taste the difference adding herbs to a dish can make.
Magellan braved the unknown in search of the metaphorical Spice Island to render vigor to the Old World cuisine. Wanting to grow herbs does not demand for tracts of land to get the want satisfied; a container is enough.
What does an herb gardener need to bear in mind when growing herbs in containers?
1. Start With Containers You Like
To be able to do single herb potting, have several small containers as planters, however, for companion planting you’ll want to choose bigger containers. Picking with subjectivity is fine as long as the functionality of the planters are not neglected. Make sure there are drainage holes to prevent your herb container garden from being waterlogged.
2. Choose Herbs You Like
I only makes good sense to plant the herbs you like to cook you most like to eat. Some people plant herbs they like to smell as well and even for the color. Cooks, foodies and gardeners alike are of the consensus that among the best herbs to grow are:
3. Think About Companion Planting
Companion planting is a great idea in herb container gardening for plants with similar needs. Herbs that like water are parsley, chives, and marjoram. Conversely, herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme like the soil dry. Spreaders like mint will do better when planted alone. The solo planters can be grouped for better visual appeal and expediency.
To make your herbs thrive you should provide them with lots of direct sunlight, start with a good potting mix, water as needed and even provide them with some plant food. When I talk about sunlight I would say at least 6 hours a day.
Of course if the sun is very intense it’s a good thing to move your herbs to a shadier spot which is one reason container gardening is so cool, no pun intended.
Today is a perfect day to start your herb container garden, I’m starting an indoor herb garden today, while preparing for our outdoor herb container garden. It’s always a surprise when you grow enough to share your herbs with friends and family, even your neighbours.