Fresh herbs are a must in the kitchen. With our tips you can turn your balcony into a practical herb oasis to have basil, thyme, mint & Co. always at hand.

You can actually create your own herb garden without a garden. Green plants don’t actually need much more than soil, sun, water and a place to thrive. We have tips for you for a magnificent balcony herb garden with basil, chives, peppermint, thyme and rosemary.

  • Buy herbal plants instead of seeds, especially as new gardeners. Of course, you can also plant the time-consuming seeds, but plants are a bit simpler and look more at first.
  • Use pots with drain holes. Every pot works, whether clay, ceramic, plastic or metal. Choose a larger vessel, as these need to be poured less often.
  • It’s worth buying good soil so it doesn’t have to be changed every year. For herbs, the soil must be permeable to water. The purchased soil can also be mixed with sand in a ratio of 1:1.
  • Fill the pots almost to the top and make a hole for the plant. Make sure to leave enough space for the herbs. Our recommendation: one plant per pot.
  • Loosen the roots of the herbs so that they can hold the soil better.
  • Plant the herbs and cover them with the excavated soil.
  • Place the pots in a location with enough sunlight – ideally not too hot, not too windy and preferably with morning sun. Herbs generally love warmth, but rosemary and thyme prefer it dry, basil, chives and peppermint moist.
  • Water the herbs regularly to prevent the soil from drying out.
  • Harvest as needed. The herbs grow again and again during the warm months.
  • Protect biennial and perennial winter herbs from frost and wind. Water occasionally in winter, especially in spring, to prevent the plants from drying out.

 

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