May 17, 2019
Growing herbs in containers can bring beauty and bounty to your deck or patio.
Step 1: Pick a spot on your deck or patio that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. Next, fill the planter with all-purpose potting soil. Make sure your container has drainage holes. If it doesn’t, drill several on the bottom.
Step 2: Gently remove your herb transplant from the nursery pot. If the roots are matted, untangle them with your fingers. Dig a hole with your hands or a trowel and set a plant in at the same depth it was growing in the pot. Repeat this with other herbs.
Step 3: Water until the soil is evenly moist and excess drips through the drainage holes. A planter this size will go a few days between waterings. Smaller containers may need daily watering.
Place it. Plant it. Water it. That’s all there is to it.