Best Herbs to Grow in Pots and Containers
Most herbs are quite beginner-friendly and are a great choice for people who are dipping into the world of gardening for the first time. It gets even better when you are able to harvest all sorts of culinary herbs and use it as part of your homemade dishes. Here is a list of herb plants to consider growing based on conditions like sunlight and watering requirements.
- Cilantro plant
- Coriander plant
- Mint plant
- Rosemary plant
- Basil plant
- Dill Plant
- Sage Plant
Selecting a Herb Plant for Your Garden
Here are some tips that may help narrow down the shortlist of herbs you want to grow indoors or outdoors.
Herbs that grow well together
Maximize your harvest by growing herb plants that complement one another. One popular combination is basil and parsley. Both of these plants are great for gardening beginners and have similar growing requirements. They both prefer plenty of water and sunlight.
Best ways to grow herbs
This entirely depends on the type of herb you end up selecting. The good news is that many culinary herb plants are suitable for growing indoors. You just need to make sure you have a container that can match the size of the plant when it is at its full maturity. When growing herbs indoors, it would be ideal to have a windowsill that gets plenty of natural sunlight. This, unfortunately, could be quite difficult for people that only have north-facing windows. Lack of sunlight could be compensated by having a grow light above the herb plant.
Do herbs come back every year?
Many varieties of herbs are perennial. In layman’s terms, this just means that the plant can live for a very long time (some plants may only last one season). If you are looking to grow herbs with a long lifespan, consider plants life rosemary, which has an average lifespan of ten years!