Don’t have much space? Many herbs grow beautifully in containers. Here’s everything you need to know.
Containers Prevent Constrainment
Put containers anywhere there is a source of water and plenty of sunshine.
For anyone in wheelchair or who has trouble bending over, a large pot is the next best thing to a raised bed.
Your container needs six hours of sun each day.
Use a premium-quality potting mix like Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix. DON’T use garden soil; it can be too dense and infested with disease or nematodes. After a year, empty the old soil, which may begin to lose its original texture, into a compost pile and replace with new. In cool climates where decomposition is slower, a 2-year rotation is usually okay.
Before planting, mix a continuous-release fertilizer, such as Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food, into the soil at the rate recommended on the label. Or, fertilize with Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® Tomato, Fruits & Vegetables Plant Food according to label directions.
Containers must have drainage holes and be large enough to accommodate the roots as they grow.
Put heavy pots on casters to make it easier to move them around.
Consider a spaghetti tube drip irrigation system if you have many pots clustered in a single place that is easy to run water to. It will make watering a breeze.