Herbs in Containers

Medicinal and culinary herbs almost seem to have been designed to grow in containers, and the sheer range of pots, troughs, and recycled artifacts that can be successfully used is limited only by your imagination.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
Old Watering Cans Make Attractive Containers DK - Simple Steps to Success: Herbs © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Watering Cans

Old zinc or galvanized watering cans spring leaks and become useless for their original purpose, but they make useful planters. As long as it can hold sufficient compost for a herb to grow in over the summer season and without becoming waterlogged, pretty much anything could be appropriated or recycled from the shed or attic, scrubbed up, and planted.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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