What kind of container is best to grow herbs in?
Herbs will grow in almost any type of container as long as it has good drainage. Terra cotta pots are best, but plastic, wood, or metal will do. If you aren’t using a traditional style container, be sure to poke some holes into the bottom for drainage and provide a drip plate if you are keeping them indoors.
What herbs can I put in a container together?
Luckily, most herbs do very well grown together in containers. Mixing herbs in a pot isn’t as easy as it sounds, however….Examples of Mediterranean herbs that will grow well together in containers are:
What are the easiest herbs to grow in containers?
The 10 Easiest Herbs To Grow in a Pot
- Basil. Greek basil, sweet Italian basil – great for so many dishes and medicinal uses.
- Cilantro. Cilantro is probably my favorite culinary herb.
- Chives. Chives add flavor to potatoes, fish, salads and so much more!
- Lemon Balm.
What size pots to grow herbs in?
As a general rule, pots as small as 10 inches in diameter and larger can be used for single herb plantings; a minimum of 18 inches in diameter is needed when growing large specimens, multiple herbs in one pot, or culinary herbs that you wish to cultivate frequently for kitchen use.
Which herbs do not go together?
Carrots and anise (Pimpinella anisum, USDA zones 4-9) should be kept separate, and rue and basil make poor companions for plants in the Brassica genus. Rosemary should be kept away from other herbs as well as all potatoes, carrots and members of the Cucurbita genus.
Do herbs need full sun or partial?
Most herbs need a fair amount of sunlight. As long as an herb is growing in a space where it gets at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, it will most likely do well. Most can tolerate much more sunlight, though, with herbs like rosemary, lavender and basil thriving in full sun (6 – 8 hours a day).
Do I need to put rocks in the bottom of a planter?
In general, it’s not necessary to put rocks in the bottom of plant pots. One rock to cover the drainage hole is enough – just enough so that the soil doesn’t leach out of the bottom but water can flow freely through the pot. Putting rocks in plant pots doesn’t aid drainage or improve air circulation.