Growing herbs in pots for beginners is recommended because herbs are easy to grow, and there’s a good chance of success. Plus, herbs are prized for their culinary and medicinal uses. Not to mention—herbs produce wonderful fragrances.
Choose to Grow from Seed or Seedlings
The first thing to do when deciding to grow herbs is whether you will start them from seeds or buy seedlings. Of course, the latter option is easier. Starting from seed requires that the seeds germinate. Since pre-grown plants are inexpensive, we will walk you through growing seedlings.
Select Your Gardening Supplies
In addition to buying pre-grown plants, you’ll need a container for each, potting soil, and soil amendments like fertilizer depending on which herbs you’re growing. We recommend using clay or felt pots to avoid single-use plastic containers and their effect on the environment. We also believe in using organic soil and amendments because they are better for our earth (and bodies).
Find the Right Spot and Growing Conditions
Growing herbs in pots is ideal for gardening newbies because you can place the containers in your kitchen near a window or outside on a balcony or patio. You can grow herbs year-round indoors. But if you’d like to grow them outdoors, you’ll need to find out what gardening zone you’re in and plan your herb garden around your region’s last frost date. Some varieties of herbs can grow year-round in Zones 8b and above.
Whether you’re growing indoors or out, we recommend putting your plants somewhere in your home or outdoor space that you frequent often. That way, you’ll remember to water them, and more importantly, use and admire them. Your plants will need four to six hours of sunlight per day, so choose a location that gets sun.
Get a Kit: The Easiest Way to Start Growing Herbs in Pots for Beginners
If the list of things you need for growing herbs sounds overwhelming, don’t give up just yet. Instead, let Planted Places take care of it with our Herb Garden Kit, which includes everything you need: organic seedlings, soil and amendments, pots and detailed instructions that take you from planting to harvest.
Learn More About Why Herbs are Awesome
Interested in growing herbs? Check out our mini-course on caring for herbs during the cool season months. You’ll also have receive DIY ideas for making gifts featuring herbs all year long! Just enter your email for free access to this super-informative mini-course featuring:.
- Caring for Herbs in the Cool season Video Series
- Gifts From the Garden Video Series
- Gifts From the Garden Recipe Cards
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