Planting Herbs in Containers: Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Mints, Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender

Planting Herbs in Containers: Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Mints, Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender

Here are the tastiest Herbs you can grow in containers to enjoy a fresh and flavorful harvest for your family!

1. Oregano

Botanical Name: Origanum

If you grow herbs in pots, you shouldn't miss oregano; no matter what you cook, the slightly pungently, aromatic, and earthly-flavored sprig of oregano adds an extra kick.

If you grow herbs in pots, you shouldn't miss oregano; no matter what you cook, the slightly pungently, aromatic, and earthly-flavored sprig of oregano adds an extra kick.


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2. Chives

Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

Chives are bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plants.

They are a commonly used culinary herb. Chives taste between mild onion and garlic. It has edible purple flowers that are used in salads. In addition, chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.

Chives prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic content and full sun. They can be grown from seed. Seeds germinate, and the plant matures in summer or early.

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3. Thyme

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Thyme is an aromatic herb. It has a unique flavor add can enhance the taste of any cuisine.

There are several types of thyme, including common thyme, lemon thyme, and purple thyme. Common thyme is the most commonly found variety.

In addition to its culinary uses, thyme is also used medicinally. For example, thyme tea is said to relieve stomachaches, headaches, and fevers.

You can grow thyme from cuttings, seeds, or the division method. Thyme likes well-draining soil with a pH range from 6.0 to 6 7 and requires plenty of sunlight to thrive.

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4. Mint

Botanical Name: Mentha

Mint is one of those plants that everyone loves. It's delicious, refreshing, and smells amazing. Mint has been used since ancient times for medicinal and culinary purposes.

Mint is also known to relieve stress. Studies show that mint's menthol content relaxes muscles and reduces anxiety. To reap these benefits, simply breathe deeply and slowly after rubbing mint leaves between your hands.

Mint is a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require much care. All you really need to do is water it regularly and fertilize it every couple of weeks. It requires at least 4 hours of direct sun to grow well and a quality soil mixture.


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5. Basil

Botanical name: Ocimum Basilicum

If you want fresh herbs available throughout the year without spending much time growing them, consider growing basil. Basil is a culinary herb native to tropical regions from Central Africa to Southeast Asia.

Basil can be propagated by seeds or cuttings. Basil loves the sun and needs at least five to six hours of sunlight daily to thrive and a fertile potting mix.

Today, scientists believe that basil contains powerful antioxidants that protect against cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cellular damage.

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6. Sage

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis.

Sage is one of those plants that are easy to grow and maintain. It can be grown indoors and outdoors. There are several types of sage plants, such as common sage, California sage, and Oregon sage.

Sage plants are used medicinally and for culinary purposes. For example, sage tea has been used to treat colds and flu. In addition, sage leaves can be added to soups, stews, and salads.

You can easily grow fresh, fragrant, and nutritious sage near a sunny window in well-drained, organic matter-rich soil.


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7. Rosemary

Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus

Rosemary is a shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. Rosemary is used as a decorative plant in gardens. In addition, the leaves are used to flavor various foods, and their essential oil is used in perfumes. Rosemary is also widely used in medicine.

There are several varieties of rosemary available. Some are evergreen shrubs, and others are perennial plants. There are also hybrids between these types.

Rosemary can be propagated using seeds and cutting. Choose a location that gets at least 6 hrs of direct sunlight and a good quality, organic potting mixture to grow rosemary.

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8. Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula

Lavender is a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia.

Lavender has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Lavender is known to relieve stress, calm anxiety, ease pain, promote sleep, and improve mood. In addition to these benefits, lavender is also an effective insect repellent.

Several lavender plants are available, ranging from small shrubs to tall ones. Some types of lavender are grown primarily for their flowers, while others are grown for their leaves.

Lavender can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Lavender needs full sunlight but not direct sunlight and well-draining soil.

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Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.