Garden Topics: Herbs In Containers
How To Select a place for your containers wisely
Most herbs need a wide pot to allow the herb room to grow. Ideal containers include ceramic, terra-cotta, and clay pots. Drainage holes are a must. Remember , most herbs require full sun.
Water regularly. You'll need to water your herb containers often, especially if they're sitting on paved surfaces that absorb the summers heat., such as a porch step. Consider using Soil Moist, which is made with little polymers that retain water and slowly release it to to the roots, thus reducing the frequency of watering.
Apply fertilizer. Herbs need a light fertilizer to keep growing all season. Try an organic slow-release option such as Espoma Plant Tone or the quick acting Bonide Liquid Plant Food.
Harvest often. Herbs grow more quickly in a pot than in the ground, so you'll need to harvest more often.
Overwinter perennial herbs inside. They can grow well on a sunny windowsill. Before bringing herbs inside, cut them back by 1/2, and spray with Safer's Insecticidal Soap to prevent the introduction of insects into the home. In the spring, move them to a shaded area outside and gradually increase the amount of sunlight they get.
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