How To Make A Herb Pot!!

One of the simplest gardening projects are herb pots and they are perfect for kids who are interesting in gardening. Herbs can last for months and you can use them as gifts for your loved ones. Let’s read below and see what we got for you:

Materials Needed

  • Select your desired herbs (No idea? see herb selection)
  • Organic potting mix
  • One medium size pot
  • Mulch
  • Eco-seaweed

Getting Started

1. Plan a vist to your nearest garden to purchase th herbs. While selecting the plants, make sure that you purchase healthy ones which are not over-grown. If they are well grown then their roots will be a tangled mess, which reduces the growth rate in future so don’t opt to buy such plants.

2. Once you got them, water them with the solution of eco-seaweed and let it drain. This thing will decrease transplant shock and make sure that roots are fully moisturized.

3. Before planting the herbs, fill the pot with potting mix. Mostly three to four herbs are good enough in one pot, but it depend on the size of pot, so use your common sense rather than looking for advice.

4. Now shower the eco-seaweed solution and add as much mulch as possible to fill the pot.

Ongoing Care
As you’ll be picking the herbs regularly we recommend fertilising fortnightly with eco-seaweed and eco-aminogro to encourage plenty of new growth.

Regular picking will not only give you herbs for the kitchen but keep the plants compact and vigorous and extend the overall life of the herb pot.  At some stage however the plants will either die (if they’re annuals like basil), out grow the pot or just get “past it”.  When this happens refresh the pot with new herbs and start again.  Simple really.

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Herb Selection
We recommend grouping herbs with similar moisture needs together in the same pot.  So water loving herbs likebasil, coriander, mint and parsley work well together.  Other herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano prefer being kept drier and should be planted together.

 

Read original article here: http://ecoorganicgarden.com.au/gardening-tips/how-to-make-a-herb-pot/

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