Compatible Herbs in Pots - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Mills, IA
Question by pbudach
April 29, 2000
I want to start an herb garden in window boxes. Can you tell me which herbs grow well together and which ones really don't do well in the same pot?


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Answer from NGA
April 29, 2000

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You want herbs that have similar sunlight and water requirements in the same pot. Almost all herbs like full sun. For example, herbs of Mediterranean origin, such as oregano, thyme, sage, lavender, and artemisia, do best with soil that drains very well. Basil, parsley, cilantro, and chives require soil with higher fertility and more frequent watering. Also, mint is a vigorous spreader and should be in a pot by itself or it will overwhelm other plants. Hope this gives you some ideas!

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