Saturday, 17 May 2014

{My Garden: Herbs in Containers}

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

I have a number of containers of plants in my garden. The main reason for this was that in my old house I bought some colourful plants to liven the space up a bit, and instead of planting them in the ground I put them in pots so that I could take them with me when I moved! (Although not many of them have survived as I'm still a learner gardener!!)

So with the warmer weather approaching, I thought it was a good time to purchase a few more herbs to replace the ones that had dried up and died!

In a bid to keep my newly potted rosemary and mint alive, I've been doing a spot of reading on how to look after herbs in containers.

Here's what I've discovered:

1. Mint and rosemary should be able to survive outside all year once they're established but apparently mint isn't the happiest in a pot. I've got a large trough of it, so hopefully this is better than a small pot. But the advice is to replant into fresh compost when it starts to look straggly. Note duly taken!

2. The other tip is to pick your herbs regularly from the tips of the plants. This will encourage new growth. (Next stop will be google to search recipes that use rosemary... I've been enjoying Fresh Mint Tea with all the mint!)

Fresh Mint Tea :-)

3. Final advice is to water regularly and add a liquid feed once a week during growing season.

Do come back here to see how we get on!

Also, did you see the beautiful herb garden that I bought from Dobbies as a house warming gift for a friend - it was lovely and well received :-)

I'm linking up with Mammasaurus' How Does Your Garden Grow this week for the first time. Not sure if there are any rules or suchlike, so someone please keep me right!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love growing herbs. I recently dug up my herbs a they'd been growing for a few years without much love and had all gone a bit woody. Plannign on planting more soon though as there's no better feeling when cooking than popping outside and grabbing the herbs you need!
    Love that gift too - how thoughtful x

    Thanks for joining in and sharing x


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