Fresh herbs are perfect for adding zing to your cooking – mint torn into salads, rosemary with crispy roast potatoes and thyme in hearty stews and gravies are just a few of the ways to make the most of herby pickings. But what if you don’t have room for a dedicated herb garden? How can you grow these delicious plants? This stylish herb pyramid by Dobbies is the answer – three pots stacked on top of one another provide plenty of growing space, while taking up hardly any room on the floor. You can also mix and match herbs to have several all growing in the one place. Good looks combined with growing success make this project a winner. Want to find out more? Watch this video.
- Terracotta pots: 15cm, 20cm, 35cm
- Horticultural grit
- Watering can
- Herbs – we used: curly leaf parsley, oregano, variegated thyme, golden marjoram, mint
Add compost to your largest pot until it’s virtually full. Firm it down with your hands.
Sit the next pot on the compost and begin to plant herbs around the edge. Use five herbs in the bottom layer.
Repeat the process with the middle pot, followed by the one on the top. Use three herbs in the middle layer and one in the top.
Add a layer of horticultural grit to the surface of the compost. This will provide a smart finish and deter slugs.
Water the pyramid gently, taking care not to splash liquid down the sides of the pots.