I always look forward to spring and gardening season. It’s so nice to see the drab grey and brown of winter turn into the bright green of spring. In my last gardening post I demonstrated how I design and pot a very simple and elegant container garden. This time around I’m showing you how to create your own simple DIY herb garden. I use a small shallow pot and the herb garden grows beautifully throughout the summer as long as you water it, keep it in the sun and keep the squirrels and bunnies away.
What you’ll Need to Create your own Simple Herb Garden
- Large shallow pot (this is the closest I could find to the one I used)
- Potting soil (make sure it’s appropriate for using outdoors with potted plants rather than garden beds)
- Herb plants – I like to use basil, rosemary and peppermint
- Gardening tools
- Gardening gloves
Create your DIY Potted Herb Garden
Fill your three quarters full with soil and spread it out evenly. Make sure it’s well mixed.
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Place your herbs (while they’re still in their pots) in the larger planter and move them around to decide exactly where you want them to be.
It’s easier to do this before you take them out of their pots so you don’t end up damaging the roots.
Dig a big hole where you want to place your first herb for the planter herb garden. Add some fertilizer to the bottom of the hole. This will help nourish the plant and its roots as it grows.
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Gently remove your first herb from it’s pot. I try to squish the sides of the pot gently, tilt the plant upside down and slowly take it out. Once you have it in one hand, gently separate the roots just a bit to spread them out.Get ready for summer! Plant your very own fresh and healthy herb garden #gardening Click To Tweet
Place the herb into the hole and cover the plant fully with dirt. Repeat this with all of the herbs. Place some additional potting soil on top of the roots of the plants to make sure everything is properly packed in.
Once you’re done with the planting, lightly water your gorgeous container herb garden, which can go on your patio, balcony or your porch and you’ll have fresh and healthy herbs all summer long.
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