Many people grow herbs outdoors during the warm weather but these plants die when it gets cold. Did you know that you can have an herb garden all year long by growing it indoors? Knowing that many people do not have a lot of indoor space, here is a way to create a beautiful and tasty indoor herb garden by using only one pot.
You will need:
- Large, deep pot (7 gallons or more) with at least one drainage hole
- Ceramic or plastic tray
- Stones or gravel
- Selection of hardy herbs (sweet basil, sage, thyme) with different heights and sizes
Step 1: Place a few inches of gravel or stones in the bottom of the pot for drainage.
Step 2: Put the tray under the pot to prevent water from dripping onto the floor or counter.
Step 3: Visit a garden center or nursery and selection different herbs. Pick those that grow differently from each other. Basil tends to be bushy and thyme creeps, while sage is tall. If the thyme creeps too much, it can be pruned. If you select too many herbs for one pot, you can always remove some later and make a second herb garden.
Step 4: Fill the pot to 3 inches from the top with soil. Use water to thoroughly dampen the soil and mix until the soil is evenly wet, with a mud-like appearance.
Step 4: Using the trowel, dig a deep, small hole. Remove one of the herbs from its container and slightly loosen the soil around its roots. Place the herb into the soil hole. Put approximately one inch of dirt on top of the ball of roots.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 for each herb, planting each several inches from the other.
Step 6: Water when finished.