Gardening is that art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
With that being said, pots can make or break your herb plantation. The ONEcommon problem people undergo is, not being able to pick the right pot for the right herb. Pots come in different styles, shapes and functions. Hence, looking for the best type of pot in accordance with your weather, placement and environment of the pot location is a time consuming task.
And it’s in the light of the problem above, that we have taken the responsibility on ourselves. After hours of research and time spent on contemplation, I have compiled for you a list of the Best most ideal pots for herbs that you can buy online. Furthermore, I have also included a guide on, “How to Grow Herbs at Home” and “Tips on Growing Herbs” for additional help.
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The following are our top picks for the best pots to plant herbs in, made from ceramic, wooden, or plastic material.
With the help of modern technology, this plant is able to water your herbs all by its own! So now you do not have to worry about watering your herbs on a daily basis. It’s able to store enough water for a week, and all you have to do is refill the container every week. As it is made from a high quality transparent material, you can easily see the water levels present in the herb container. Due to its high quality, it is a durable pot for your garden, kitchen, office and your home!
However, it is an expensive investment and there is no measuring system to the water levels. So you may never know how much to refill the water in the pot and could risk flooding the plant with too much water.
This container proves itself to be one of the best for herbs because it comes with coconut coir soil. Each pot is accompanied with a coconut coil disk. There is little to no nutrients in the fiber soil as compared to coconut soil. This kind of soil adds more fertilization to your herbs, giving you fresh produced herbs everytime.
However due to the posts not being transparent and see through, you can risk overwatering your planters that would soil and ruin your herbs.
✅User friendly and easy to set up Handmade wood herb planter
❌Wooden boxes can cause splinters
✅ Includes 5 culinary herb seeds
❌Water can leak through the box
This handmade high quality gardening kit is perfect for every beginner. As it includes everything you need to grow your herbs indoors or outdoors. It comes 5 of your common culinary herbs to use in your, cards, soil and easy instructions as well. The type of soil is a bag of ‘expanding wonder’ soil. This is the kind of ideal soil that is perfect for growing your herbs, vegetables or flowers! Simply add water and grow your indoor herb garden.
However as this box is made with wood, it can include some rough edges, and can risk leaking water. Which makes it not the best candidate for indoor kitchen herb gardens.
If you have been looking for an aesthetic windowsill display garden for your home then this is the perfect one for you. This wall planter is an indoor herb container with an ikea vibe. The hanging planters on a metal rod, makes it easy for you to water them as well as display your herb garden without taking up much space. The rods are adjustable as well, so you can customize the pot’s height according to your liking too.
However this pot does not come with a draining hole which can result in potential rotting of your herbs. The containers rods are also not too sturdy enough to hold heavy pots and soils, this could cause a risk of the wall planter to fall or break, hence creating a mess.
This metal herb pot is an indoor and outdoor succulent and herb planter. With a cream colour powder coat, this container is heavy duty without actually being ‘heavy. It has an adequately sized drainage hole for the water to flow through and makes itself perfect for gifting and for every herb garden lover out there.
However, cleaning this herb pot can be a challenge. And the containers can be too big as well for a windowsill. As its made of metal, the regular watering of plants can cause rust to form on the surface. Making it not as durable than your standard herb pots.
What makes this flower pot and tray a great candidate for our list of best pots for herb gardening, is that not only is it functional but also is elegant looking. This plant on your windowsill will amp your home decor to the next level.
However, as its made of steel the likeness of it getting rusted is very high. This could lead to leakage in your tray and to get stuck in the bottom of your pots. Hence, blocking the drainage system and spoiling your herbs.
What makes this as out editors pick in our list is the fact that not only is this the perfect aesthetically pleasing herb planter for your home but is also functional! It comes with a drainage system and includes a bamboo tray to keep your surface free of leaking water. Made with high quality ceramic, the pot is heavy duty and doesn’t get dirty too often.
However, the ceramic is not marble itself and the marble pattern is printed onto the surface. Moreover, the herbs must be small or extracted often as the planter doesn’t hold enough space for larger herbs.
This high quality ceramic planter is perfect for indoor and outdoor herb gardens. As it’s a wall hanging planter, it takes up less space than your average pot. It’s a 3-tier so you can plant as many herbs you desire in this highly functional hanging. It is lightweight and durable as well!
However, due to it being lightweight, the hanging is a little lopsided. And this would not prove to be a good planter for indoor herb gardens as the drainage could leak water into your kitchen or homes surfaces.
We have made this list and have taken into account every pro and con you purchasing it. Giving you full closure to every pot’s traits. With the above mentioned planters for your herb garden, we are confident that you will find yourself a great pot to start your gardening or to pursue it to the next level!
How to Grow Herbs at Home:
Growing herbs in the comfort of your home can be the perfect at-home project for you! They are cheap to grow, and you can grow everything under your supervision and organically. So we are here to help you get your herb garden started at home. Lets get gardening!:
Step 1: Pick some Pots
Pick a container that fits the size of the herbs that you will grow. With the help of our list, choose the best pot for your herb and something bigger. So your herbs have plenty of excess space to grow. A cramped smaller planter will result in your herbs to become root bound and hamper their nutritional value or even kill them.
Step 2: Choose your herbs
If you’re growing herbs for the first time, then growing simple culinary herbs ie Parsley, Mint or Basil should be great options for beginners. They don’t mind frequent harvesting and are easy to grow and handle. You can use this article to help you find the right herb according to your weather, and environment!
Step 3: Choose the right soil
When you’ve decided what plants you want to pot, you now need to decide the soil. DO NOT use garden soil. Use potting soil. We have an in depth manual about how to choose the best soil for herb pots, go check that out to decide which will suit your herbs the best!
Step 4: Harvest and care
Now all you need to do is harvest the herbs often to increase new growth, water them on a regular to help them flourish and voila! You have a herb garden at your home.
Herbs Care Indoors & Outdoors
Tips on Growing Herbs:
Here are some common problems to avoid while growing your herbs:
Make sure your pots have plenty of sunlight – choose herbs accordingly. If you’re doing it for an indoor herb plant, pick a herb that doesn’t require too much sunlight. And vice versa
Be mindful for pests
Mint herbs grow like crazy! – So make sure it has a pot all to itself, or a huge planter for it to freely grow. And ensure you’re harvesting it often.
Water enough but not too much- each herb has their own water and care schedule. Make sure you do your research before watering the plants. This could prevent overwatering and underwatering
Pick the correct soil!
Now that you basically have the instructional manual to everything you need for your first herb garden, what are you waiting for? Now all you have to do is plant and don’t forget to eat what you grow. Now lets get gardening!
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