Q&A: Re: starting an outdoor kitchen herb garden in one container. How big of a pot would I need?

Question by Beth U: Re: starting an outdoor kitchen herb garden in one container. How big of a pot would I need?
I ‘d like to plant about 5-6 different herbs. And what about depth of the pot? By the way, I live in Michigan (zone 5).

Best answer:

Answer by Bonnie C
I plant one too. I use a plastic 3 foot long window sill container…..works great!!!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Depends on the herbs you want to grow. Perennials like thyme, oregano, tarragon, and rosemary tend to take over. (A small 4″ pot is now 2′ in diameter, planted in the ground.) Annuals like parsley, cilantro, dill, and basil can get big too.

    Suggest a rectangular container at least 3′ long for 5-6 herbs.

    They really prefer being in the ground in full sun. What about a pot for each?

  2. The bigger the better. A window box is fine. I would use a good compost, try and get one with plenty of worm castings mixed through it. the more food you can provide the better the plants will do, Bigger pots will allow the roots to spread out,which is reflected above the soil, and supply plenty of nutrients to the plants with out you having to add them. Please use organic plant foods, you can make these yourself with house hold waste such as tea bags, coffee grounds and all veg matter. Bio bizz and Advanced nutrients supply a full range of organic plant foods, for ease of use i would recommend Bio Bizz Grow. You will find this product on-line or in any good hydro store.