Herbs in Containers ( The Gardeners’ Rake)

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The Best Way of Growing Herbs in Containers

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Guest writer: Jack Grant

Plants or even herbs can be planted in different ways. They can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house or plant it directly in the soil of your garden.

Whichever way you will use in planting herbs, their requirement for survival are just the same to the other plants.

Herb growers or even plant growers should always bear in their minds that all kinds of plants have their three basic needs for their survival. One of these three needs is sunlight. Herbs require a huge amount of sun, so if you plan to grow them indoors, you must have a location that receives direct sunlight for much of the day. The sunlight directly affects the growth of plants. Another need of herb is the soil. Use a good quality potting soil that drains well, but also holds moisture, so that the herbs will not be exposed to large variations in moisture level. And the last need of herb for them to grow in their best way is water. Just like humans, herbs also need water as a source of their energy. They should be watered regularly to maintain their moisture and good quality of growth. But avoid the roots of the herbs from being soggy for they might penetrate your flooring inside the house.

Growing herbs in a container makes it easy for you to move them anywhere in the house.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.