So, you finally have your herb box planter. And you’re ready to plant your favorite herbs. But how much water do you put in your box? Or, is it too hot or too cold for your plants?
First, remember that any container, even a small herb box planter, will need some sort of moisture. You don’t want to drown your potted herbs, but you also don’t want to let them sit too long without any moisture at all. Many of them can sit on a window sill for months without any water at all and still not become wiltful. However, there are ways you can water your herbs without over-watering, too.
As far as watering your herbs, if you’re planting them yourself, you probably don’t need professional advice. If you’re buying a DIY herb garden kit or a container set, that’s a different story. There are plenty of information online about how to care for your potted herbs after they’ve been planted, and you’ll want to read it. Also, look for instructions that say you should water your herbs every other day. If your plants aren’t getting enough water, or you just plain don’t like how you’re watering your herbs, consider alternate watering techniques for your herb garden planters.
Many herbs love a moist soil, so if your planters are going into an area with a lot of rainfall, or where the ground is often very wet, consider using a water-based planter cover, instead of a plastic one. It’ll keep the moisture level high and the herbs’ roots from drying out. For a sunny location, you may be able to go without a water-based planter cover, but herbs grow better in more moist environments anyway, so this may not be a problem for you.
You have to water your herbs, even if you’re just growing them inside the confines of a nice looking wooden diy herb box planter. Even if you keep your potted plants out of direct sunlight, as long as you water them at least twice a week, you’ll be fine. Don’t forget that just because your plants are not growing in soil, they still need to get moisture. In fact, your plants will likely need more water than they would in a normal pot because they’re growing in a limited space, and you can’t keep them too dry.
Don’t use too much fertilizer when you’re planning on planting your potted herbs in a soil. Fertilizer just makes the soil unhealthy for your herbs to grow in, and it also may attract harmful insects. Pre-seeded seeds are also not recommended for herb gardening. If you do use pre-seeded seeds, make sure you spread them thinly so that there is plenty of sun or moisture for the seeds.
The amount of herbs you can get to grow in your pre-seeded planter depends on how much space you have available, and how much you’re willing to invest in your herbs. It’s generally a good idea to start out with a small planter, just large enough to accommodate six to eight stems of various heights. But for the most part, as you get more experienced growing herbs, you can expand to a bigger container.
An herb box planter can be an ideal way to save space in your herb garden, but it can also add a touch of style to your herb garden. If you have your herb garden hanging below your deck, patio, or even in your home office, an herb box planter is the perfect addition for your home. A box planter will give your herbs a more professional look, and it will be a much cleaner herb garden. You can choose the type of planter that suits your needs best, and you’ll be able to find many different types of containers that will complement your overall design. No matter what you’re looking for in an herb box planter, you can find it with one of these outdoor planters.