Container Herb Gardening Tips Using Organic Potting Soil and Organic Mulch Video


      Tips on why and how to container garden your herbs.   Climate control using containers is possible because one can control the herbs that need shade versus sun or partial sun. With containers more different varieties of herbs can be grown in smaller spaces and organically.   The herbs shown here are all from organic sources and grown in a certified organic farm coming from Non GMO stock available at the Wake Forest HerbFest.   The HerbFest is now over 20 years old, with 16 consecutive years in Wake Forest, N.C. as of 2015. 

Organic, Local, Non GMO HerbFest Strawberry Plants

Toscany Strawberry Plants

       Toscana, or Tuscany as it is widely known, is celebrated as the birthplace of the Italian renaissance. And it's in that spirit that we are offering an enlightened strawberry perfect for intimate dimensions. (Italy is also famous for fitting a lot of style into limited space.) Toscana produces attractive rose flowers and a luscious fruit in a plant perfectly sized for patios, balconies or smaller beds and gardens. 2011 Fleuro Star Award.



Rainbow Treasure Strawberries

   Very show-super eye catcher in a large pot or basket! Rainbow Treasure is an ornamental edible with beautiful spring blooms of white, pink and rose, followed by juicy-sweet, scented berries. With a creeping habit, it makes a great groundcover but also looks beautiful when grown in containers on your deck.  Biennial – 2 year life, comes back next year.

   This is a very nice video by Jeff Yentzer, an Herbfest customer, showing how he maximizes herb plants from one container to another.  

This video explains how to transplant herb seedling plants from the original seeded container to growing containers.   

Grey or Green Santolina, aka "lavender cotton"

   This is a delightful topiary plant, non-edible, that you see
featured in the higher end catalogs around Christmas time.

Herb Pots With Live Herb Plants Growing

20 Top Herbs for Pots

    Containers are great for growing herbs because of the ability to control the climate.  By moving an herb pot one can remove cold, increase heat, absorb moisture and many other aspects of growth necessary for successfully growing and using herbs.  Many people live in areas such as apartments, condos, on sandy or clay soil and do not have outside areas to grow herbs.  Containers offer not only garden areas but also add to the beauty of landscaping with herbs.   This guide is intended to help you choose live herb plants that do well in containers and also blend together for beauty and function.

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