90475

Culinary herbs container display

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do not To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do To do in May

Do To do in June

Do To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

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
Advertisement

Total time:

Step 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.

90474-3

Step 2

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.

90476-3
Advertisement

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.

Kevin Smith