Herb plants for containers
Shop our range of the best herbs for growing in containers, perfect for supporting a fresh supply of aromatic ingredients in smaller spaces such as courtyard gardens, patios or decked area, urban balconies or even just a windowsill. Growing herbs is easier than you might think - all you need is good light conditions in a container with gritty, free draining compost. Growing herbs in containers means they can be positioned in the most convenient locations for picking and soil moisture levels can be controlled more easily by moving them around. Some herbs that spread quite vigorously such as mint and lemon balm are more easily controlled in containers too. Herbs are an essential ingredient in a wide range of foods, so growing your own means a fresh supply of aromatic flavourings is never more than a few steps away. When natural growing methods are used, growing your own herbs can be a culinary delight, which we guarantee to taste better than anything you find in the shops. Even if you don't intend to use them in the kitchen, many herbs boast a beautiful aroma and wildlife-attracting flowers, as well as adding a splash of colour. Some of the best herbs for growing in containers are borage, chamomile, chives, fennel, marjoram, mint, rosemary, sage and thyme.