- Plants will grow in just about any kind of container; any home & garden store will have aisles of choices. Or think outside the box with household items like washtubs, laundry baskets, or a wooden Clementine box!
- Drainage is key. Your pot or container needs to let excess water out of the bottom, so the plants won't sit in water or soggy soil. Make sure your container has holes in the bottom; drill holes if the drainage is insufficient. If you have a decorative pot without holes at the bottom, consider using a smaller plastic pot with holes inside the pot as a liner.
- Be careful when using dark colored containers because they absorb heat, which could possibly damage the plant roots.
- Plant your favorite herbs in pots that you can move indoors in the fall and winter for fresh herbs year round.
- Buy good quality potting soil; don’t use garden soil. Garden soil will compact too much in your container and won’t allow for proper drainage.
- You can buy your potting soil with or without fertilizer. If you choose to buy without, make sure you are feeding your plants! Choose a time released fertilizer mixed in when planting or a water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. You may want to choose an organic fertilizer if you are growing vegetables for your family to eat. You can also start your containers with organic potting soil.