Container Herb Garden

One of the best things about summer for me is planting an herb garden.  Having fresh herbs at my fingertips to add to a dinner dish is a happy thing.  In past summers, I planted my herbs in the ground and they thrived.   :-)   But then fall and winter arrive and, not surprisingly, the herbs withered and died.  Boohoo :-( !   So this May, I decided to plant a container herb garden.  My hope is that I can bring the containers inside in the fall, set them in a sunny spot and have fresh herbs throughout the long winter months.  This is my hope.

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I knew I wanted to plant a bunch of different herbs and decided on these and found them at my local Home Depot:

parsley
basil
dill
mint
lemon balm
rosemary
oregano
chives

I would say the three herbs I use the most in cooking are the parsley, basil and oregano.  To kick up a salad, I add dill, chives, lemon balm, mint or parsley.  I like the mint for desserts.  For fish, I use the dill and lemon balm.  I love potatoes…love potatoes, so that’s why I plant the chives and rosemary.  And to add a little something to plain ol’ water, I like the mint and lemon balm.  And quite honestly, most of these herbs are interchangeable in recipes.

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With that in mind, I went on the hunt for containers.  I was open to the shape.  I knew I wanted something neutral.  And TAADAA!  I found the perfect containers at Target.   (Can I just say I love that store??!!)  I really liked the square shape and the concrete gray color, so I scooped them up and into my cart.   I knew the square herb garden containers would look awesome on the steps of our deck.

For planting, many times, I put a layer small pebbles in the bottom of the pot for drainage and then the soil on top.   Because the square containers are somewhat heavy, I didn’t want the extra weight of pebbles, so I used one rock to cover the drain hole.

Container Herb Garden | Our Rosey Life

Then I filled the containers with good potting soil and planted the herbs.

Container Herb Garden | Our Rosey Life

I came across these stamped herb markers on Etsy that I love and decided to get them.  So far they are holding up well to the elements.  I’ll keep you posted.

Container Herb Garden | Our Rosey Life

It’s only been a few weeks and the herbs are great in the containers!  They are full and lush and tasty addition to my recipes.  So happy!

Container Herb Garden | Our Rosey Life

 

 

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  1. I love this, Michele!! I’ve always done my herbs in containers as well; they never seem to make it through the winter, even in the house! I love how these containers line your deck steps!
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    • Hi Emily. Thanks for stopping by. It’s good to know your container herbs don’t make it through the winter either, so I reset my expectations. I guess I really want them to make it through the holiday cooking now! Fingers crossed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  2. Kimberly Scott says:

    I love this idea for an herb garden! It’s very classy looking and practical at the same time.

  3. Hello my sweet friend. Love this inspiration. Sharing on fb and pinned today!! Hugs!
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