Easiest Herb Garden Ever

Via sfgirlbybay

SOMETIMES THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST. A couple of weeks ago at Montgomery Place, a historic estate along the Hudson River, I saw an herb garden comprised of nothing but terra cotta pots, below, and had an epiphany. That’s what I’ll do, I thought. I wanted an herb garden but couldn’t figure out where to put it or what shape it should take.


I’ve amassed half a dozen pots, about 8″ in diameter. I’ll buy the herbs I normally use in summer salads and put one herb in each pot. I’ll group the pots in a sunny spot somewhere, and that’s it. Instant, portable herb garden.


White Flower Farm

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I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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4 Responses to Easiest Herb Garden Ever

  1. Terry says:

    It’s great to stand straight up with the pot on the table when you plant something. That “on your knees” stuff is a drag (on my knees). And what herbs will you be planting?

  2. BrooklynGreene says:

    And, for example, many of these herbs prefer a Mediterranean climate so unglazed-claypot-culture is superlative in the Northeast…we grow wonderful thyme, savory and laurel in pots at our New England place. They all come indoors for the winter and go into cool/cold, but sunny spots.

  3. cara says:

    Nothing exotic. Basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, chives, rosemary, mint…

  4. Adrienne Grande says:

    This is a great way to start an organic herb garden without contamination from existing soil. Visit the Garden of Eve in Riverhead/Aquebogue.

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