Herbs for Container Gardens: Home Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

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Learn how to grow herbs in a container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice.

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Hi! My name is Scott Reil and on behalf of Expert Village, I would like to talk to you about container gardening. I’ve got my little herb garden here by the kitchen door. That’s a great place for an herb garden but some times I want to take plants out of here, give them away to friends or maybe keep them even closer; maybe I want to keep them on a window in the kitchen or even a kitchen table. A great way to do that is containerize the herbs. Here I’ve got Greek Oregano and Greek Oregano has the tendency to spread around pretty quickly. It’s one good reason to think about keeping it in a container. Containerizing an herb like oregano is easy. This one will take just about any kind of a soil situation so I put a good amount of gravel in the bottom here. Most of the herbs like to be pretty freely drained in their containers. I am going to use the container mix but there won’t be a whole lot of it. This tends to root very shallow and run on a shallow basis. You can see these runner’s down here. It is one good reason to maybe keep this one in a container but it does come back readily and perennially so I will be able to keep this inside in a garage or a sun room and help keep it going for me from year to year and the fact that this is containerized now, makes it very easy for me to move this to anywhere I want or to give to a friend. It is wonderful when you can take the plants in your garden, bring them through in containers year after year and divide them and give them away to your friends.

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