Culinary herbs container display

Do it:

May, Jun, Jul

Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Jul, Aug

Home-grown herbs are far cheaper and much more flavoursome than those you can buy in the shops.

Grow a container of mixed culinary herbs, and place it on your kitchen windowsill or outside your back door. Keep plants well-watered and you'll have easy access to home-grown herbs whenever you want them.

Find out how to create a culinary herbs container display in just two easy steps, below.

You will need

  • Herbs, e.g. basil, coriander, chives, rosemary, parsley
  • Window box or other container
  • Multi-purpose compost

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Drill drainage holes if necessary and part fill with compost. Arrange the plants with the tallest at the back, gently teasing out the roots to help the plants establish quickly.

Fill compost around the plants and top-dress with gravel, to preserve moisture. Water well and allow to drain, then transfer the container to its final position.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Protect wooden planters by lining them with plastic – an old compost sack is ideal for the job. Also raise them slightly from the ground to protect the base – the timber will rot over time if it’s in contact with wet paving.

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