This herb garden is filled with lush, flavorful herbs, and can be placed right outside the kitchen door for easy access. Clip daily to add flavor and depth to soups, salads, fish and meats, beverages — the list goes on! All you need are four containers (sizes indicate pot diameters): one 24″, two 18″, and one 14″. Just follow the planting plan below, and feel free to substitute other herbs to suit your taste. (Plants are spaced more intensively than usual, which works fine when you're picking frequently.)
If you wish to add mint to other pots, be sure to plant it in a small pot first, then plant that in the larger pot. This is a great way to keep mint under control, as it likes to spread and might otherwise take over your growing space.
For excellent results, fill containers with premium quality potting mix, such as Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® All Purpose Container Mix, (which is the ideal weight and texture for container growing) and feed plants regularly with Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® Edibles Plant Nutrition to ensure they get all the nutrition they need. Also, for best success, choose young herbs from a company that's been providing vigorous plants to home gardeners for over a century: Bonnie Plants®.
Have a space in your yard for a raised bed herb garden? Try our Fresh and Handy 4 x 4-foot Herb Garden if you'd prefer.
Plants you'll need for your Herb Container Garden
- 1 rosemary plant
- 1 Greek columnar basil plant
- 2-3 onion chives plants
- 1 sweet basil plant
- 1 German thyme or lemon thyme plant
- 1 flat Italian parsley plant
- 1 curled parsley plant
- 1 Greek oregano or Italian oregano plant
- 1 sweet mint plant