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How to Grow Herbs in Containers: A Beginner’s Guide

by Donna
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How to Grow Herbs in Containers

Growing herbs is easy and rewarding, and many herbs grow well in containers. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about growing herbs in containers, including:

  • How to choose the right herbs for containers
  • How to plant and care for herbs in containers
  • How to harvest and preserve herbs

Choosing Herbs for Containers

When choosing herbs for containers, it is important to consider the size of the container, the amount of sunlight the container will receive, and the climate in your area. Some herbs that are well-suited for growing in containers include:

  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Shiso
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Planting and Caring for Herbs in Containers

To plant herbs in containers, fill the container with a well-draining potting mix. Dig a hole in the potting mix large enough to accommodate the roots of the herb plant. Place the herb plant in the hole and fill in the remaining space with potting mix. Water the herb plant well.

Herbs need regular watering, especially during hot weather. Allow the top inch of potting mix to dry out before watering again. Herbs also need fertilizer every few weeks. Use a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

Herbs can be harvested as soon as they are large enough to use. To harvest herbs, simply cut the leaves or stems off the plant. Herbs can be used fresh or dried.

To dry herbs, hang the herbs upside down in a warm, dry place. Once the herbs are dry, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Growing herbs in containers is a great way to enjoy fresh herbs all year long. With a little care, your herbs will thrive and provide you with delicious and nutritious herbs for cooking and other uses.

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