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Early Springtime brings the thrill of watching the first signs of new life as all plants begin to peek through the snow or cold moist soil. If you just can not wait until complete spring arrives to receive your hands dirty and start planting, then a Springtime Container Herb Garden is to the thing to do!

Early spring

Early Spring gets people of all ages itching to get out and play in the soil despite the fact that the soil may be too moist or the snow remains on the floor. This is where a container herb garden is ideal.

With a little forethought you can prepare your spring container herb garden in the fall and come spring the container will come to life providing color and fresh herbs for your kitchen. The containers include focal points of colour to the landscape.


Listed below are suggestions for container herb gardens for both cosmetic and culinary enjoyment. These can provide a nice blend of colour and culinary herbs.

    • Spring garden 1: Crocus, Schnittlauch, Knoblauch, Fieberkrämpfe, Chrysantheme, Nasturtiums, and Lavendel.
    • Spring Garden 2: Calendulas, Kerbel, Zitronenmelisse, Majoran, Mints, Pansies, Rosmarinund Koriander.
    • Spring Garden 3: Mixture of Italian Herbs: Basilikum, Garlic, Oregano, Petersilie, Rosemary, Weiserund Thymian.

Preparation of your container herb garden should include having the ability to quickly move the container into a secure area if the weather becomes severe. Using plant dollies under big containers provides ease in transferring them.

Try to pick a container that’s dark in colour to absorb sunlight or a much better idea would be to cover the container with black plastic. This will absorb sunlight during the cold. When the weather has warmed up, the plastic can be removed from the container.

To consider

Herbs that grow from bulbs, such as Garlic and Crocus, can be implanted in the containers in the autumn. Spring or fall is also the time for dividing herbs, such as Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Mint, Thyme, and Lavender. Placing divisions from these herbs into your containers at the Fall will provide you a jumpstart on the Spring season and can be a simple and cheap way to fill the containers.

Other herb plants can be started from seed about 6 to 8 weeks before you would like to plant them in the containers. This period allows for a 12 to 14 day hardening off period. Once the herb plants are transplanted into the containers, then give them protection for a couple of days.

As late day approaches move the containers into a secure area or cover the plant with hotcaps, plastic, or even an old aquarium. Milk jugs and big plastic soda bottles with the bottoms cut off create terrific hotcaps. Large coffee cans or juice cans may be used for protection too. An umbrella that’s partially open so it covers the container may be used. You might have to fix it or tie it down to keep the wind from blowing it.


There are a lot of things herbs and other crops which may be grown in containers and will keep you busy until the backyard and soil are dry enough to perform in.