Avoid the fertilizer; most herbs will give you the strongest fragrance and flavor if they're grown in lean soil. Likewise, water wisely; while most herbs prefer dry conditions, some need more moisture to thrive. Use a soil-less potting mix to provide excellent drainage and space for roots to grow.
Try mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage. These can be sown indoors as with the tender herbs, or sow them outdoors in May in containers. Delay buying herb plants from garden centres until the weather warms up in late spring. Winter planted herbs are vulnerable to root damage in the cold wet potting media.
Herb gardening in containers is relatively easy and most varieties can be grown successfully on a windowsill, a patio or a balcony. Read on to learn more.
Many herbs grow beautifully in containers. Here's everything you need to know. Put containers anywhere there is a source of water and plenty of sunshine.