Herbs For Health: Container Herbs


Herbs For Health: Container Herbs

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If you have always wanted to experiment with growing your own herbs but have limited space, you might consider container gardening. Many people who live apartments or small condos have little to no outdoor space to grow anything. The solution is container gardening.

Container gardening works well for those wanting to use fresh herbs for cooking. Start small and see how well you like it first. Gardening is not for everyone, even container gardening. You have to care for the plants so it requires an investment of time.

If you decide that you would like to try container gardening, there is a great article on Better Homes & Gardens that you should definitely read. It notes herbs that work well in containers.

Here are some examples of herbs that do well in containers:

  • Basil
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Echinacea
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

You can see that there are enough variety of herbs that do well in containers that you can surely find something you would like to use for your cooking needs. You can also use them to experiment with making your own herbal medicines, like Echinacea.

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  1. namirusso says:

    Oh, I don't know – having stained hands adds an artistic flavor to a disheveled look in my case. The containers are a great idea, I'll try anything after killing seven basil plants!

  2. Good idea, Susan.

    Actually have found a way of making fresh herbs you buy in a pot last for a year or so. The only thing you need to do is make sure they always have water. If not you can throw them away fairly soon after buying them.

  3. Arleen says:

    Cheryl- I grow my own herbs and they grow so fast we are constantly giving them hair cuts. My son bought for an Aero Garden. I live in a wooded section and I have no light, so they would never grow outside. The Areo garden has been a life saver

  4. JeriWB says:

    A small container herb garden is definitely on my list for next year. I just need to figure out where to put them.

  5. Susan Cooper says:

    I have a small herb container garden now. I love having fresh herbs available when I neede them. I need to replant the pots to refresh what I grow.

  6. Jeannette Paladino says:

    Well, I'm a city girl so I don't grow herbs. Makes me feel like an outsider! If I need fresh herbs there are a lot of gourmet markets in NY and I just go buy them!! I know, I'm a slacker.

  7. Dan Meyers says:

    Gardening is definitely something I want to do more of when we get back. We've been to so many places where the restaurants use delicious herbs that are freshly plucked from their gardens. We've definitely been inspired – we just need a place to live now 🙂

  8. This is something we have been thinking of adding to our gardening. The tough part is figuring out where to put them. I could clear some space in the basement but the grow lights and such might get us raided for something else.