Not everyone has a big garden to grow rows and rows of vegetables and herbs. Many gardeners grow what they need on decks, patios and balconies where space can be at a premium. It’s nice to grow a wide selection of herbs but too many pots possibly means there is no place to sit, or to have a small table for outdoor meals and visits.
A good solution to this problem is grow your herbs together is one larger pot. It not only cuts down on space but also cuts down on the watering chores. Divide your herbs into their 2 main groups, those that require a fair amount of water and those that prefer it on the dry side. By placing like minded herbs in the same pot, they will grow together very successfully.
HERBS FOR MOIST SOIL
Tarragon ( has a sweet flavor / use in vinegars, chicken, fish and vegetable dishes / preserve by air drying )
Cilantro ( use crushed seeds or fresh leaves in cooking / goes to seed quickly in hot weather )
Parsley ( use leaves fresh for best flavor in cooking egg dishes, soups and fish / use as a garnish, in salads and sandwiches / use as a breath freshener / preserve by freezing or drying )
Basil ( Use leaves in vinegars, salads, sauces and pesto / preserve by freezing or air drying )
HERBS FOR DRY SOIL
Lavender ( use leaves andflowers in potpourris, cooking and natural beauty products / preserve by air drying )
Sage ( use leaves in cooking stuffings, sausages, pork dishes and teas / preserve by air drying )
Bay ( use whole leaves in dishes such as stews, casseroles, pate, marinades and soups / preserve by air drying )
Oregano ( quite strong flavor / use in Italian and Greek cooking, stews, soups, tomato sauces, seafood casseroles and roasting meat dishes / preserve by air drying )
Rosemary ( use in cooking roast meats, herb butters, oils, vinegars and potpourris / preserve by air drying )
Thyme ( a great seasoning for meat, fish, and vegetable dishes/ also used when making a bouquet garni / preserve by air drying )
Marjoram ( leaves have a delicate flavor / use in egg dishes, pasta, seafood, meat, salads and vegetables / preserve by air drying )
Give your herb pots at least 6 hours of sunshine per day and be sure to snip and use often. This will keep the plants bushy and prevent them from going to seed so you have a supply of fresh herbs all summer.
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