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Herb Pots

Martha Stewart Living, March 1998

Give each herb its own personalized pot, and you'll never snip the wrong sprigs -- or lose the markers -- again. Clustered together, the pots make a charming little garden. Individually, they're portable and easy to handle: Bring the basil indoors, for example, when making pesto, instead of stooping in the garden. When you plant the herbs, label the rims with a permanent felt-tip marker, and use these pots year after year.

Comments (12)

  • 10 Jun, 2010

    A company called Markal makes a Dura-Ink marker that holds up to the sun and weather. I used them last year on garden markers and they are still visable this Spring. They are available on line at Black Industrial Supply Corp. in Hammond, IN. They have the best price for these markers which come in various colors. They also have paint pens. http://www.blackindustrial.com/

  • 9 Jun, 2010

    What a great idea - can't believe I didn't think of it long ago!! Great comments too.

  • 9 Jun, 2010

    Whatever. I just like Martha!

  • 9 Jun, 2010

    "Permanent" markers tend to fade in the sun. A better choice would be a paint pen or a 4B or softerr artist's pencil.

  • 9 Apr, 2010

    If you bring the pots indoors and place near (but not touching!) a sunny window, most should keep growing through the winter. Basil is an annual, and really only loves warm weather, so don't sweat it if it dies off in winter.

  • 15 Nov, 2009

    I also would love how to keep my herb pots thriving in the winter. So far, my basil and chives have died but my mint and rosemary are still o.k. Tips?

  • 10 Jul, 2008

    you are not alone am the same way, also I don't want my herbs to die off in the winter I want to keep them growing all year long any ideas on how to do that?

  • 10 Jul, 2008

    you are not alone am the same way, also I don't want my herbs to die off in the winter I want to keep them growing all year long any ideas on how to do that?

  • 10 Jul, 2008

    you are not alone am the same way, also I don't want my herbs to die off in the winter I want to keep them growing all year long any ideas on how to do that?

  • 20 May, 2008

    I use the pots as shown above..I grew rosemary and lavendar. Not sure when to replant, I know if I do it too soon it could fall apart or die. Any help here? lol

  • 28 Jan, 2008

    This my sound strange but I use those buckets they have at wal*mart for preannals the white buckets. I plant my hers in them and bring them in when it starts to get cold out. I use to use the small pots but the got root bound, tooo wet, and would die. I might try to cut or dig up part of my hers start them small pot and put one in my kitchen not sure on that one. I have my herbs in the paito with bags over them, they are still alive.

  • 20 Nov, 2007

    just make sure your pot isn't so small that your herbs get root bound, too wet or too dry. ...also when its small its hard to fertilize. I tell you this from experience