Coming in many forms and sizes, an herb garden pot allows a person to have a container herb garden. There are even methods of having several herbs in one pot. Either it is a very large pot or the pot is designed with several holes or places in which you can plant a variety of herbs neatly and creatively.
An herb garden pot allows anyone to have an herb mini-garden. Because a pot is easily moved from area to area, you can have your herb mini-garden inside the house, in different rooms, outside in the patio, outside by the pool, or as part of the actual garden, up on the roof deck, etc. The versatility of this is that it allows it to be anywhere in the house, as well as be taken anywhere. This means that people can maintain the same garden even if they move from one state to the other. Some may see this as unnecessary, but it can be quite important to those who become very attached to their plants. This is also one way to control the size of your herb garden. Because you have placed all your plants in a pot, it requires you to give special attention to the garden. Pruning and/or harvesting will come more often than in an outdoor garden.
While there are quite a few benefits, an herb garden pot is not without its limitations. Trying to maintain an herb in a pot can be a challenge because some herbs tend to grow to be relatively large plants and will outgrow their pot. Particularly strong plants may even break their pot if the pot is made of clay or will end up dying when they try to break through the pot if it’s made of other materials that plant roots may not be strong enough to penetrate. The frequent pruning and harvesting can also be a disadvantage as some people tend to over-prune or over-harvest and end up killing their plant because it has been stripped bare. Another disadvantage is that you will definitely have to move your pots to places that get sunlight everyday. This is especially without fail during the crucial growing stages. If your pots are very large, moving the herb pot around can be a chore, though the benefits of having fresh herbs are usually well worth it.
Despite the limitations, an herb garden pot is very popular among herb growers, and among plant enthusiasts who live in big cities or apartments with no access to a garden. There are many different kinds of pots, ranging from plastic, biodegradable, terra cota clay, metals like tin, ceramic, and many more! The designs have become very popular and someone who intends on starting an herb garden will have plenty to choose from! Just be sure that all your pots do not use any chemicals that can be harmful when ingested, this is especially important if you plan to eat the herbs you grow! Check the label on the pot to be sure!
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By angavallen on 2007-05-12 14:54:55
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