Container Herbs Tips with Buchanan’s Native Plants
Dany: A lot of you are gardening in the city, and we don’t have a lot of space in the city; smaller homes, houses, yards. So a kitchen herb garden is a kind of way to get food that you’ve grown in your space. But there are some tricks to it. Zach, we got a lot of plants here, I’m used to growing plants outside. So it seems like this is really full, like there’s a lot of plants in this one container.
Zach: There are, you’re right. But hopefully you’re buying plants that you wanna use.
Zach: And hopefully you’re using those plants faster than they’re growing. So that’s why we’ve got them kinda packed in here.
Dany: You’re maintaining their size. So you’re choosing plants you wanna eat, why else do you choose the plants that go into here?
Zach: So you gotta think about what kinda water those plants like. So we’ve got some examples here, we’ve got Thyme, Rosemary, and Sage.
Zach: All these plants like it dry. So we’re gonna put them together in one container and kinda keep the soil the consistency they like.
Dany: Awesome. What are some tips on actually choosing a container for herbs?
Zach: For herbs I like to go with a shallow container, kind of wide, shallow.
Zach: To limit the amount of soil in there that’s gonna stay wet with a thorough watering.
Dany: Okay, gotcha. So do remember that when you’re growing anything in a container, including herbs, it’s up to you to keep it alive. It’s not like it is outside where there’s a natural system involved. So you wanna get a good fertilizer to kinda keep it fed, keep food going, keep it growing. And it’s also up to you to water. So enjoy.