Asked on May 4, 2017

I am making a herb garden for the first time and need advice...

DfmGma Kirk


I rent my home and want to make a entertaining outdoor movie and hang out for kids. As cheap as possible. I retired from the Army and want to enjoy this summer that is 30 years in the making (lol). And my herb garden I have sweet mint, lavender, basil and parsley sitting in separate pots as of now. Want to get more plants. Just need advice on potting them.
2 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 4, 2017

    You can start your own herbs by rooting fresh herbs you buy in the produce section. If you're planting for kitchen use, think of what you use a lot. Thyme is easy to grow and has many varieties. I particularly like lemon thyme, which is a colorful yellow & green, with teeny leaves and a creeping growth that looks pretty draping over the edges of a pot. You can also plant more than one herb in a pot for a pretty dish garden. Think tall/upright in the middle, like African blue basil, rosemary, or lemon verbena, surrounded by lower growth herbs like thyme, oregano, tarragon, with trailing/creeping herbs on the edges, like chamomile or mother of thyme. Post pic!
  • Dfm
    on May 8, 2017

    Check out some vertical gardens...personally, I have my herbs in a 12inches wide pots. Grow the herbs you cook with, read up on optimal growing conditions.
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