One Pot Herb Gardens: Four Simple Steps to Grow Your Own Herbs in a Small Space
Not only are these little pots filled with herbs and edible flowers, but they’re mobile! This is the urban gardener or small-space gardener’s dream. Okay, it may not be our dream, but it’s our solution, so how about that instead?
If you’re looking to plant some one-pot herb gardens this winter, I have ideas for you! I made two for our front porch area, and just love them. They provide just enough for our family of four. Here’s what I did:
Two 18”x18” glazed terra cotta pots with a drainage hole
A dozen or so large river rocks
Two plant stands with casters
1 1/2 bags good potting soil
8 Johnny Jump Ups
- I filled the bottom of my pots with about six to eight large river rocks to increase the flow of water. I’ve seen better success with gardening in pots when the drainage is very good. You do not want your pots just resting flat on concrete or wood, or the water tends to pool and rot the soil and roots in your pot.
- Next, I filled the pot with good potting soil all the way to the top. You’re going to flatten the soil once the plants are in, and that will sink them just about an inch, which is perfect.
- I chose which plants go where, choosing one side of my pot to hold the tall plants, and going down in height from there. For one pot I did chives and parsley in the back, then I added oregano to one side, and Johnny jump ups in the center/ front and on one side. For the other pot I added chives to the back again, rosemary to one side, sage to the other side, and more Johnny Jump Ups to the center and front.
- Lastly, I placed my pots on rolling stands so that I can move them in and out of the sun as needed.
Easy as pie my friends! I chose the plants based on meals and recipes we cook often, and use this guide for picking plants always. Also, you can do this in wooden crates or small raised beds as well if you don’t have pots laying around.
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