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Growing Herbs In Pots

By Michelle L Published 10/30/2009 | Gardening

If you like the idea of growing herbs at home, then you will like the idea of growing these plants in pots. Perhaps the best thing about using pots to grow these plants is that you can protect them from the physical elements. When you plant these little plants in the ground, you will not be able to protect them from the harsh weather. On the other hand, if you plant them in pots then it will be possible for you to protect them from the extreme weather conditions. The reason why many people like to grow herbs in pots is because of the fact that they can carry the pots from one location to another. This will not be possible when the plants are planted in the ground.

There is another reason why you should consider planting the herbs in pots. You see, some plants grow better when they are planted in containers and this is the reason why many people prefer to grow herbs in pots. When the plant is in a pot, it does not have fight for nutrients with other plants. What’s more you do not have to worry about the plants in the pots being infested with pests. I am sure you have seen pests infesting the plants growing in the ground. Certainly this is not something that you want to happen to your herbs? If this is the case, you should consider using pots to grow the herbs.

Before you start growing the herbs in pots, it is important for you to determine which herbs you wish to grow. Obviously, you should choose the herbs that you can use for cooking purposes. This way, you can have fresh herbs in your home all the time. You will simply have to pluck the herbs that you need from the pots at the time of preparing your meals. Now that you have chosen the herbs that you will be growing, you will have to get the pots where these plants will be planted. Furthermore, you also have to get soil and other gardening tools.

Once you have planted the herbs in these pots, you can put them on your window till and water them on a regular basis. It is best that you place these pots in a location where they can obtain optimum sunlight. When the weather is too cold or too windy, you can take these pots and place them inside your home.