Herbs are wonderful for containers.
Few crops give you so much from so little space. Often just a few leaves can transform a dish.
Many also have flowers that attract beneficial insects – bees love chive flowers for example and hoverflies love coriander flowers.If you like herbs and have space for a pot to two, do try growing a few.
They are amongst the easiest in containers. And many like mint, chives, thyme and rosemary will return year after year, so you don’t even have to sow them every year, either. All in all, a real winner in small spaces.
You may also find that once you start growing them on your doorstep, you’ll starting eating them differently, too. I used to just eat herbs occasionally but now they’re in easy reach, we use them in nearly every meal. It’s transformed how we eat.
In this video, Lorraine, who grows over 15o different herbs at the fantastic herb farm, Herbal Haven (do check it out ), shares her tips on how to grow eight of the best herbs for containers:-
When I asked her about the secret of her lush, vibrant looking herbs in pots Lorraine recommends weekly feeding (during the growing season) with liquid seaweed fertiliser.
You’ll find more videos with Lorraine on herb growing, as well as many more container growing tips, in the Vertical Veg Club.
What is your favourite herb to grow in containers at home? I’d love to hear in the comments.