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DIY
Plant a Mixed
Herb Container

Step 1

Choose a pot; glazed ceramic or terracotta pots work well. Make sure it's large enough to hold all the herbs you'll want to include and has a hole in the bottom for drainage.

pottery

Step 2

Choose your herb plants. Make sure they're compatible size-wise. Some herbs get surprisingly large, such as dill and fennel. Herbs are generally compatible as to water requirements. Herbs of all kinds look great together because of their varying shades of green, gold, gray and even purple and unique textures.

a plant in a pot

Step 3

Fill your container with potting soil, gently compacting it as you go. Position your herb plants in a pleasing way. Place narrow and upright plants in the center of the container, mounding and spreading plants next to them, and trailing herbs like parsley and oregano around the edges.

soil in pot

Step 4

Dig a hole for each herb plant and add Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starter fertilizer in the hole. Then place the herb in the hole. The soil level and the tops of the root balls should be about 1 inch below the top of the container rim. Firmly press the soil around the plant roots.

hand in soil digging hole

Step 5

Scatter 100% organic Home Grown® by Doctor Earth® or Down to Earth Vegetable Garden (following directions) on the soil surface.

Water deeply and thoroughly-you want to see the water coming out of the bottom of your pot or container.

Mixed Herb Container

The satisfaction you'll get from this easy project will have you searching for more pots and containers to fill with fresh, flavorful herbs. And, the satisfaction when you harvest herbs from the pot will have you searching for more recipes. Remember, if you have extra herbs ready to harvest share them with family and friends.

Plant List

  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Chives
  • Tricolor
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Rosemary