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Container Herb Garden

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5128




  • Container with draining holes

  • Pottery shard or a piece of landscape fabric

  • Organic potting soil enriched with a time-released fertilizer

  • Herb plants


  1. Make sure your container has drainage holes; cover the holes with a pottery shard or a piece of landscape fabric.

  2. Half-fill container with a good organic potting soil that has been enriched with a time-released fertilizer.

  3. Remove herb plants from their plastic containers and gently loosen the roots.

  4. Place herbs into your container with the base of each plant 1/2 inch below the rim of the container or pot.

  5. Fill in around the root ball with potting soil, firming it down as you go.

  6. Water thoroughly, and place in a spot that has at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day.

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