Herb raised planter gardens are the best. It is lovely to grow herbs in planters because they’re beautiful, and they are great value plus it’s easy and convenient. Even if you have acres of property and gardens in abundance, it is really nice to be able to step out of your kitchen door to pick fresh herbs from a beautiful planter garden. On top of that, if you are cooking dinner late at night, and have forgotten your herbs rather than rooting around in the garden with a torch, it is much easier to turn on your porch light and go out to the garden planter and snip your fresh herbs. Most herbs need full sun – at least 6 hours a day. That said, containers can really bake on a hot day, so if you live somewhere where temperatures soar, your herb container gardens may need to be shaded during the hottest part of the day. Use high quality potting soil because this helps drainage and most herbs need good drainage. Be careful not to over-fertilize herbs. Most don’t like it plus some herbs will die if they are given to much attention over and overfed. Some herbs, like thyme and oregano thrive on neglect and won’t be as tasty if they are
Highlander Raised Wooden Garden Planters
With this raised planter you don't need a large garden. Even if you only have a small patio you'll find room for this cedar raised planter. Raised planter gardens are perfect for people with limited space, or who have a hard time bending over and kneeling on the ground for traditional gardening.
Damage to plants from rabbits need no longer be a problem and you can keep your salad or herb garden close to hand, next to your door, no need for gardening boots to get that herb or vegetable that has just slipped your mind.The planting depth in these raised planters is 30cm, enough for deep rooted vegetables.
The container garden planter is made from British grown western red cedar, which is naturally insect and weather resistant . The base is made of cedar slats that permit excess water to pass through, though you will need to put a sheet of waterproof material in the bottom to stop your planting medium leaching out from between the slats.
This wooden planter is very durable. It is made from cedar and contains natural oils that repel insects.
Planter Dimensions: 95x95x90(h)cm
given too much attention, water or food. You can grow as many types of herbs in a garden planter as you like, as long as you make sure that all the herbs in a single planter share the same sun, water and soil preferences. For example, rosemary likes it hot and dry while parsley needs steady moisture. They wouldn’t be perfect in the same planter although unmatched bedfellows can be grown together fairly successfully. It is also nice to grow a single type of herb in a single planter and then group the planters if you chose to grow your herbs in standard planters rather than raised garden planters.
Crowded, raised garden planters look wonderful when plants are packed in, most will do fine. Particularly since herbs thrive if you keep pinching them back and harvesting them, and doing this you can prevent the herbs from overwhelming each other.
One caveat to this is basil, which needs good air circulation so it really doesn’t like crowding. If you're working to a budget, and are patient, buy small plants and let them grow into your raised planter.
Don’t be shy about using herbs as decorative elements in any container garden. They can look fantastic and provide a great texture and aroma mixed with annuals or perennials. Again, just be sure to pair them with plants that have the same requirements for light and water.
When it comes to choosing herb plants, grow what you eat or what you think is beautiful. Grow sage if you like the way it smells and looks. Even if you do not use it often in your cooking it is a wonderful plant. Basil is used a great deal for cooking and if you use lots of pesto it is ideal for freezing ready for use through the winter. Parsley is normally used in some quantity so is worth growing too. Rosemary is expensive to buy and it looks good too, so has to be worth growing as well.
When harvesting herbs the traditional logic is the more you pick, the more you’ll get, and you really need to pinch herbs back to make them bushier and to keep well formed.