A portable herb garden is a cook’s best friend (Seattle Times)

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Joys of a portable herb garden

Tips on growing herbs in containers.

By Kathy Van Mullekom

Daily Press (Newport News, Va

A portable herb garden that you harvest year round is a cook’s best friend. Herb gardening in containers helps achieve that convenience, whether you grow them on a windowsill, patio or balcony.

Let your imagination take over when considering what herbs to grow in containers. Just about anything works, but most varieties prefer well-draining soil. Select a container with good draining holes and you’re set to grow.

If you’re looking for style as well as practicality, use a Mexican strawberry pot. You can grow a bunch of different herbs in it and when you need some flavor for your food, it’s all right there — a one pot stop.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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