Herb Planter

Herb planter with burnet, chives, oregano

My friend Cecelia gave me this ceramic herb planter. It has no drainage holes but she happened to have three plastic pots from previous purchases that happened to fit perfectly. Is that luck or what? With room for only three herb pots, it’s not really practical but it is pretty and you know how I’m a sucker for purty. I move it from one porch railing to another, depending on the location of the sun. In it, I have planted my newly acquired salad burnet which does taste like cucumber, a fresh crop of chives I grew from seed, and a few strands of oregano I grew from seed.

One of these days, I’m going to plow up an herb plot but for now I grow them in various containers strung all over the yard. I suppose my first order of gardening should be to group the herbs all in one area. I’ll put this on my list of gardening-things-to-do. Unfortunately, the list is already off the page.

You’ll find a wide variety of opinions on the herbs essential for cooking but there seems to be some agreement on these five: basil, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. The essential list depends on you. Grow what you want to eat.