There are many reasons to grow herbs in containers. You may have limited space, have poor soil, want to extend the growing season, have herbs available to use in the kitchen, keep invasive weeds away, or are an apartment dweller who loves fresh herbs but doesn’t have a garden to which to grow them.
Whatever your justifications, chief herbs can be ripened in containers and can exist anywhere as long as you give them the right amount of sun, water and soil the best weed containers.
Selection of containers for herbs
Depending on how much space you have available and whether you plan to keep your herbs indoors or outdoors, you will play a big part in choosing your containers. Weeds will grow in any type of container, as long as they are well drained. Mud pots are generous, but wood, plastic, or metal will be enough. If you aren’t using a conventional fashion container, be confident to drill gashes in the floor for drainage and provide a drip tray if you keep it indoors.
The herbs can be grown separately, in single pots, or several different varieties can be planted in one large pot, such as a planter, being careful not to clutter the pot so that each plant has enough room to grow and reach its full potential.
Growing weeds in container
Some herbs can get extremely large when mature. Make sure your herbs are the size of their container.
Before adding soil to your chosen container, a layer of rock, gravel or styrofoam granules should be placed in the bottom quarter of the container to aid in the drainage process. Shavings of broken earthenware in clay pots are also very useful in this area. If you schedule to get a bottle of herbs inside during the cold months, I suggest using Styrofoam granules to reduce weight.
Use a good quality potting mix to fill the container to within 2cm of the top to leave enough space for watering. Few grasses require a lot of fertilizing, but almost all will need few fertilizer during the maturing season, particularly if maintained in pots.
Keep your potted herb garden well watered, as they dry out faster than those planted directly in the garden.
Extend the life of your herbs
By pulling some grasses out of the ground in early fall, you can extend their life cycle and keep fresh grass growing on your windowsill all winter long. Chives and cilantro endeavor well when you excavate quick maturing plants, distribute them, replant them in a bottle, and stock them in a bright spot.