Having your own is a thing of beauty. There’s nothing better than fresh herbs to enliven even the most bland dish, but not everyone has garden space for an herb garden. Luckily, most herbs do very well grown together in containers. Mi herbs in a pot isn’t as easy as it sounds, however. There are some general rules of thumb when growing herb plants together. Read on to find out what herbs will grow in one pot and other helpful information about growing herb plants together.
Herbs to Grow Together in a Pot
Consider height when selecting herbs to grow together in a pot. Tall herbs, like , will look rather ridiculous for the scale of a smaller pot, and they may even become too top heavy, causing the container to fall over. If possible, mix in some trailing herbs to cascade over the container edges.
Be sure to choose plants with common irrigation needs when mi herbs in a pot. While pretty much all herbs love sun, some have more water requirements than others. For instance, , and like it fairly dry, but tender and need more consistent moisture. Also, if you know that you are forgetful and likely to miss a watering here and there, you might want to select only those .
Plant by itself. All mint has a tendency to rampantly grow over and into other plants’ space. Be careful about which are grown together. For example, if you plant a lemon mint with , they might cross pollinate. While this might turn out to be an interesting experiment, the results might be less than palatable.
What Herbs will Grow in One Pot?
Quite a few culinary herbs hail from the Mediterranean and, thus, share a love of the sun and the need for fairly arid soil. Examples of Mediterranean herbs that will grow well together in containers are:
Some of these herbs can get rather woody and large after a time and might do better if transplanted into the garden when they get too large.
looks lovely grown with and a , a slower growing cultivar of sage.
Moisture loving herbs such as , , and should be grouped together. should be included as well but be aware that parsley is a biennial and will die back after 2 years.
For a truly aromatic pairing, try growing and together. The lemon thyme will spread around the roots of the verbena to help retain moisture, plus the combination of the two will smell divine.