Use a soil-less potting mix to provide excellent drainage and space for roots to grow. Perennial herbs can survive in containers outdoors year-round if the pots are large enough (holding at least 5 gallons of soil), have good drainage, and are hardy in your Zone.
Try mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage. These can be sown indoors as with the tender herbs, or sow them outdoors in May in containers. Delay buying herb plants from garden centres until the weather warms up in late spring. Winter planted herbs are vulnerable to root damage in the cold wet potting media.
Herb gardening in containers is relatively easy and most varieties can be grown successfully on a windowsill, a patio or a balcony. Read on to learn more.
Growing Herbs in Pots. If you don't have the time or the space to plant a herb garden, growing them in pots is the perfect solution. Herbs grown in pots, tubs and .