Keep a pinch of fresh herbs just a few steps from the kitchen and all in one place— a strawberry jar! Originally designed to grow clean strawberries, the pockets in a good-sized jar are big enough to hold an herb plant. Mix it up by planting one of each of your favorite herbs in each pocket. Good choices include sage, thyme, parsley, mint, oregano, and rosemary.
Use these three tips for strawberry-pot success:
- Planting: Plant the jar in stages, a tier at a time, pushing the tops of plants through the pockets from the inside out. Fill as you plant, and place the plant that will grow largest, such as rosemary, at the very top.
- Soil: Use a premium quality potting soil. This is very important because there are lots of roots trying to grow in a relatively small space. Read more About Potting Soil.
- Care: Water with a gentle stream, making sure to water at the top and each pocket along the sides of the jar to settle the soil. After the first good watering, you should be able to water just from the top. Mix Bonnie Herb &Vegetable Plant Food in the water to fertilize the plants. Harvest herbs regularly to keep them a manageable size.