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Culinary herbs pot display

Overview

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.


Plant it: May - July
At its best: July - August
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

1

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.


2

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


Our tip

Choose herbs that you use a lot in your cooking - the more you pick them, the happier they'll be.

Small plants are cheaper but take longer to establish. Choose large plants for instant impact.




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barbsf84 24/11/2011 at 15:28

can you grow forest flame from a cutting of an already healthly plant

bethlineham 24/11/2011 at 15:28

why does this pot need bubble wrap and polystyrene chips when other pots with herbs don't seem to?

spring Jean 15/05/2012 at 16:53

what is the bubble wrap for?

kate1123 15/05/2012 at 18:46

This is for a window sill box, so I assumed it was because  you do not want water all over your sills.

Graham Evans 17/10/2014 at 18:06

Should all containers be topped with bark/slate chipping to retain moisture?