How to Grow an Herb Garden in Pots

From plant selection to the best herb planters, you’ll find everything you need to start herb gardening in pots right here.

Most herbs grow relatively compactly, and a single basil, cilantro, or chive plant can grow happily in a 6 to 8 inch pot or planter.

Most herbs grow best in full sun and should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sun daily. If you have a sunny porch or patio, that’s a great spot to keep herbs!

The best soil for herb container gardens is a quality potting mix with good drainage.

In general, it’s also usually easier to grow annual herbs in pots, rather than perennial herbs, as you won’t need to worry about overwintering your plants if you’re in a colder climate.

Most established herbs can be harvested throughout the growing season by simply snipping away sections of the stem to use in recipes

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