Whether you choose a row of terra cotta pots or a modern planter, a freshly potted herb garden adds natural style to your kitchen. The vessel you choose should be at at least four inches deep and have proper drainage in the bottom for the plants to thrive. Herbs that you start inside can be easily transplanted into outdoors garden beds.
- Use a high-quality potting mix. Heavier soils can be too sticky and not provide enough drainage. Potting mix is typically lighter and made from mostly organic matter that gives herbs the texture and drainage they need.
- Since your new little plants won’t be outside, they will need to be placed in a window that gets lots of natural sunlight. Your herbs will need about four- to six-hours of direct sunlight to thrive.
- Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Check your soil with your finger. If you feel moisture, don’t water. If it’s dry add water until you see the excess start to drain from the pot.
When selecting herbs, choose versatile varieties that you will use. Herbs that thrive year around include basil, dill, oregano, thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary and mint.