The 1 Pot Herb Garden

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.

The 1 Pot Herb garden with Sensible Gardening

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 )

The 1 Pot Herb garden with Sensible Gardening

Cilantro ( use crushed seeds or fresh leaves in cooking / goes to seed quickly in hot weather )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

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 )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Basil ( Use leaves in vinegars, salads, sauces and pesto / preserve by freezing or air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

HERBS FOR DRY SOIL

Lavender ( use leaves andflowers in potpourris, cooking and natural beauty products / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Sage ( use leaves in cooking stuffings, sausages, pork dishes and teas / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Bay ( use whole leaves in dishes such as stews, casseroles, pate, marinades and soups / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Oregano ( quite strong flavor / use in Italian and Greek cooking, stews, soups, tomato sauces, seafood casseroles and roasting meat dishes / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Rosemary ( use in cooking roast meats, herb butters, oils, vinegars and potpourris / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Thyme ( a great seasoning for meat, fish, and vegetable dishes/ also used when making a bouquet garni / preserve by air drying )The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

Marjoram ( leaves have a delicate flavor / use in egg dishes, pasta, seafood, meat, salads and vegetables / preserve by air drying )

The 1 Pot Herb Garden with Sensible Gardening

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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The 1 pot herb garden with Sensible Gardening

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