Ideas & Inspiration

Types of Heat Loving Herbs

Plant Herbs in Containers:
  • Fill a container halfway with potting soil for vegetables. Add 2” of compost, then fill the container the rest of the way, leaving a hole in the center large enough for your herb.
  • Remove herb seedling from container and loosen roots around the bottom.
  • Place the herb into the hole and cover the roots with soil.
  • Place in a sunny spot in your garden, on your deck or patio.
  • Water thoroughly. Containers lose moisture quickly in the heat, so check daily and water as needed.

TIP: Short on space? Plant several herbs in one container.

Plant Herbs in the Garden:
  • If you haven’t done so, perform a soil test to ensure your plants get the nutrients they need.
  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden.
  • Work the soil and dig a hole slightly larger and wider than your herb seedling.
  • Add 2” of compost to the bottom of the hole.
  • Place the plant into the hole and press the soil around it to cover the roots and remove air pockets.
  • Water thoroughly and check regularly to ensure adequate moisture during hot weather.