The most intriguing and popular group of plants that are in existence are herbs. The reason is because it is possible to use them in a myriad of ways as people have been doing so for centuries. Herbs touch the lives of people in different ways. They can be used for curing any illnesses or problems, they can be used as flavorings in food and they can also perfume bodies and even the house. They are highly versatile and can come in handy in several situations. However, they can be most useful if they are fresh and the problem is that finding fresh herbs isn’t easy. In this case, people can plant their own herb pot.
Not everyone will have the time and space to tend to a huge herb garden. A simple herb pot is a convenient and practical option for people and it can help them in getting the herb they desire. Some basic steps have to be followed for making an herb pot. They are as follows:
1- Selecting the herb you want is the first priority. When a herb pot is being made, it is essential for people to have a good variety of herbs and other plant that can be helpful for culinary purposes. Oregano, lime, common basil, thyme and lemon balm are some sound choices.
2- Now people have to prepare the pot itself. The pot should have proper holes at the bottom for ensuring proper drainage. A quarter of the pot should be filled with grit or gravel, whichever preferable. In this way, only water from the bottom of the soil will drain out.
3- A soil-based or multipurpose compost should be used by people for filling the pot after they have put in the required amount of gravel in it. Three-quarters of the remaining depth of the pot should be filled with this compost.
4- It is time for people to start planting now. Now the herb plants should be put into the pot. Make sure that each stem is at least 15 cm away from the other. Each herb should be squeezed gently and the roots should be teased from the root ball as this encourages them to grow.
5- The trailing plants should be placed at the edge of the pot and the taller ones should be placed in the center. It may appear messy, but this will help them grow well and they will become lush in a matter of weeks.
6- The gaps between the plants should now be filled with compost. Use your fingers to do the filling so as not to damage the roots. The soil and the pot’s rim should have some space between them so the pot doesn’t overflow when the herbs are watered.
7- Cut the plants in half by removing the top part. The plants are encouraged by cutting to bush out and this means more leaves at the time of harvesting.
8- Fertilizing and watering are essential tasks as the herb is provided with the minerals it needs.