A shiny metal-style container is ideal for growing herbs for summer pickings. In this unusual pot, we’ve used a summer essential – basil – with Florence fennel and shiso, also known as perilla.
Find out how to make this herb pot in our step-by-step guide, below.
You Will Need
- 30cm pot
- John Innes No.2 compost
- Slow-release fertiliser
- Fennel plants (2)
- Purple shiso
- Basil plant
Make drainage holes in the base of the container. Fill two-thirds with John Innes No. 2 compost. Add the slow-release fertiliser granules.
Pack in your plants, placing the taller growing fennel at the back, and the bushier plants at the front.
Fill between the plants and top up with compost to 5cm below the container rim. Water well and place in a sunny spot.
Kevin Smith says
If you can’t find shiso, substitute it with purple basil or lettuce.