| Grow your own herbs
Savouring your own homegrown herbs is easy, whether your garden is a sprawling spread or an apartment window box
By Yvonne Cunnington
| Herbs in pots
Full sun Six hours minimum
The right pot Find a container 25 to 30 centimetres deep with one or more drainage holes.
Potting mix You can buy it at your garden supply store. Don’t use garden soil, although you can add some compost or manure.
Regular watering Terra cotta containers dry out quickly and need daily watering in summer. The larger the pot, the easier it is to keep moist.
Fertilizer Add slow-release fertilizer pellets to the top layer of soil when you plant or else add soluble fertilizer with watering once a week.