Spring & Summer Herb Planters

At GARDENWORKS, we're excited to share the joy of growing herb planters that are not only practical but perfect for the spring and summer seasons ahead.

Herb planters offer a delightful way to enhance your garden space while providing fresh ingredients for summer cocktails, teas, and BBQ dishes. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or new to planting, let's explore the benefits of herb planters, the best herbs for spring and summer, and when to start planting.



Why Herb Planters for Spring and Summer?

As we embrace the warmer months, herb planters become invaluable additions to outdoor living spaces. Here's why you'll love having a herb planter this spring and summer:

  • Refreshing Cocktails and Teas
    • Fresh herbs like mint and basil elevate summer drinks, adding vibrant flavors to cocktails and refreshing teas.
  • BBQ Season
    • Infuse your culinary creations with aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano to enhance the flavors of grilled meats and vegetables.
  • Aesthetic Appeal
    • Herb planters bring greenery and texture to your garden, creating a visually appealing focal point that complements seasonal blooms.
  • Educational and Engaging
    • Herb gardening is a great way to involve children in outdoor activities and educate them about the benefits of fresh herbs.



Best Herbs to Choose From

Choose a mix of culinary and aromatic herbs that thrive in the spring and summer months:

  • Basil
    • Perfect for Caprese salads, pesto, and summer pasta dishes.
  • Mint
    • ​​​​​​​Essential for mojitos, iced tea, and fruit salads.
  • Rosemary
    • ​​​​​​​Enhances the flavor of grilled chicken, lamb, and roasted vegetables.
  • Thyme
    • ​​​​​​​Adds depth to marinades, soups, and roasted potatoes.
  • Parsley
    • ​​​​​​​Brightens salads, sauces, and grilled fish.
  • Chives
    • ​​​​​​​Ideal for garnishing baked potatoes, omelets, and creamy dips.

These herbs are easy to grow in containers and thrive with ample sunlight and well-draining soil.



Thyme to Plant

Herbs love the sun! Spring is the ideal time to plant herb containers as temperatures rise and daylight increases. Follow these timelines for successful spring and summer herb gardening:

  • Early Spring
    • ​​​​​​​Start planting herbs after the last frost date in your area to allow them to establish before summer heat.
  • Summer Maintenance
    • ​​​​​​​Keep herbs well-watered and harvest frequently to promote new growth throughout the season.


Pro Tips From Our Experts!

  1. Choose the Right Container
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ensure your herb planter has adequate drainage holes and is large enough to accommodate the root systems of multiple herbs.
  2. Regular Harvesting
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Regularly harvest herbs to encourage bushy growth and prevent them from becoming leggy!


Visit us soon to discover our selection of herbs! Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in selecting the right herbs and providing expert gardening advice.

Happy gardening!


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