DIY Herb Station At Home

  October 10, 2017

Herbs such as coriander, basil and mint can make any dish more flavourful. They are fun to grow and it is great to have our own garden we can pluck fresh herbs from. We can make a kitchen herb garden or plant herbs in pots on the terrace. Herbs are easy to grow and require little patience as some herbs start to sprout in as little as two days! 

What we need

  • Pots, old buckets, window boxes or other vessel
  • Soil
  • Compost
  • Seeds or seedlings
  • Water
  • Sunshine

How to set up the garden

  • The first step is to find a sunny spot in the garden. Most herbs need lots of sunshine.
  • Next, we fill the pots with soil, but not to the brim. Add a handful of compost on top and mix well.
  • Carefully, make tiny pockets in the soil with your finger and sow the seeds.
  • To plant seedlings, you will make a pocket as deep as the seedling. Gently take out the seedling from its container and plant into the pot. Press down firmly around the plant to compact the soil a little.
  • Once the herbs are in, water them well to help them settle into their new soil.



When planting herbs together in the same pot, keep ‘‘wet’’ and ‘‘dry’’ herbs separate. This will make it easier to keep the conditions right for each herb group. Wet herbs such as mint, thyme and lemongrass like moist to wet soil conditions. Dry herbs such as rosemary, coriander, sage, and basil need less water. We will need to water wet herbs more regularly than dry herbs. We can even make little name tags with old ice-cream wooden sticks and place it next to the herb, so we can identify which herb is which!

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