Herbs for Pork

Pamela Crawford designed this herb container for jazzing up pork dishes. The pig-shaped container is a humorous touch, but this combination of flavorful herbs would work well in any large container. Place it a few feet from the grill or near the kitchen, and use the fresh herbs all summer long.

The large pot includes Sweet basil and dill, placed near the center back for height, with variegated oregano, German thyme, and sage planted in the front.

Plant in full sun or light shade in good quality potting mix. Water thoroughly if the planting shows any side of wilt—generally, every day in summer and every other day in cooler weather. Fertilize when planting with Bonnie Herb & Vegetable Plant Food. Clip herbs often to promote more growth.

Garden author and self-proclaimed former "black thumb," Pamela Crawford helps make container gardening easy. This container project is from Pamela's latest book, Easy Container Combos: Herbs & Flowers, released in March 2011 by Color Garden Publishing. Visit Pamela at www.easygardencolor.com.