Container gardens are an attractive, inexpensive and fun way for urban residents to produce organically grown herbs, salad greens, veggies and strawberries on the smallest balcony, patio or deck. Growing herbs pays off in the enjoyment of their flavours, aromas and visual pizzaz. Growing your herbs and vegetables in containers has many advantages, and regardless of the size of your home, there’s always room for a pot or two on the balcony or some attractive containers, if you are short on horizontal space, go vertical! Stack-A-Pots Planters are just 35 cms in diameter yet stack up to 6 pots high, allowing you ample space for a compact herb and salad garden, or your favourite herbs and some mini vegetables. The Planters are ideal as a decorative feature, and perfect for frustrated gardeners living in high rise apartments, town houses, retirement villages. Great for the elderly and less mobile.
Making a pasta dish and need some basil, oregano or marjoram? Do you need a few leaves of lettuce or rocket, or cherry tomatoes for a salad or a sandwich? Grow your favourite herbs and enjoy them year round, enjoy the freshness of lettuce and miniature tomatoes, simply walk out your door and clip some right off the plants, you will never get any fresher! Container gardens are very easy to manage, and are ideal for renters.
Although most herbs grown in Australia today are hardy, easy care plants, well suited to container growing, they need lots of light, adequate sunlight and water, effective drainage, healthy soil, and an occasional feed with organic fertiliser to ensure good growth and flavour.
Growing herbs also contributes to a green lifestyle, as many are flowering plants that attract and supply food for beneficial insects and butterflies, inducing them to prey on insect pests, and reducing negative effects on the environment by eliminating the need for harsh chemicals.
Fresh herbs are packed with many minerals and vitamins as well as flavour, and are an essential ingredient in our everyday meals as well as gourmet dishes - if you have ever watched an Australian Master Chef, or Jamie Oliver program for instance, you will see that fresh herbs are always on hand, whether for a crisp salad or slow cooked dish. From Jamie Oliver: "Few things will step up your cooking quite like having fresh herbs to hand".
Grow Salsa Garden
Gardening with a theme is a fun way to anticipate the taste of the harvest. With delicious meals in mind, home gardeners are also sure to put every last piece of their produce to good use.
Most home gardeners have a long list of herbs and vegetables they would love to grow, unfortunately, limited space and time don’t always make this possible. Why not utilise all available space for one purpose and grow a Salsa themed garden?
Once you've sampled home-made Salsa, you will never again buy it from a store!