Here’s an idea that allows you to grow herbs literally above ground. A hanging basket in a sunny spot makes use of the vertical spaces in your garden, patio or balcony.
Materials for an Herb Hanging Basket
- Herbs with a cascading form such as thyme, oregano, sage and parsley
- Hanging basket
- Coco liner
- Potting soil
Directions for Planting an Herb Hanging Basket
Line the wire basket with a coco liner. These will be available wherever you can purchase wire baskets or through online retailers. The coco liner holds the soil in place, while allowing water to drain through.
Fill the basket half-full with potting soil and use potting soil, not garden soil. Not only will the basket be lighter, but potting soil drains better than garden soil.
Plant your herbs and back fill with soil. Leave about 1 inch of space between the soil line and the lip of the basket. This will keep water from spilling over the sides.
Water well and hang in a place that receives at least six hours of sunlight.
Now you are all set to have fresh herbs at your fingertips all summer!