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Culinary herbs pot display


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:


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, 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?