Now is the time to plant a nearly endless supply of herbs! Short on space? This stacked herb garden is perfect for patio or balcony gardeners or for those who do not get enough sun in the landscape.
5 Terracotta Pots (ranging small to large)
5 or 6 Herbs (we used parsley, thyme, oregano, chives and mint)
Garden Trowel (optional)
Garden Gloves (optional)
1 Bag of Pike Potting Soil
1 Bag of Dr. Earth's RootZone
Start by putting the second to smallest pot open-side down into the bottom tier pot. Start adding soil until the small pot is almost covered.
Place middle tier pot on top of the pot facing down. Add more soil until it reaches the lip of the bottom tier pot, and the medium sized pot is securely in place.
Add in Dr. Earth RootZone to give your herbs a healthy start. Take your herbs out of their plastic container and stick into the pot. Add two - three herbs in this bottom tier.
Next, take the smallest pot and place open-side down into the medium tier pot. Start adding soil until the small pot is almost covered.
Place top tier pot on top of the pot facing down Add more soil until it reaches the lip of the medium sized pot, and the small sized pot is securely in place. Add in Dr. Earth RootZone like in Step 3. Take two of your remaining herbs out of their plastic containers and plant.
Fill top tier with potting soil and add in Dr. Earth RootZone.
Plant your remaining herbs in the top tier of your stacked herb garden. Note: if you are planting mint, be sure to plant alone as it can take over the rest of your herb garden like we did in the above picture.
Make sure to water each layer of your stacked herb garden thoroughly and place in a spot that receive at least 6 hours of sun per day.
Since the pots inside providing elevation are also covering drainage holes, be judicious while watering so excess water doesn’t sit in the bottom of each tier. Use the color of the terra cotta as a guide when re-watering; the pots turn a darker color when the soil is moist, then they return to their natural lighter color as the soil dries.