How to Plant Herbs in Flower Pots


Having an herbal garden, whether indoors or out, provides you with culinary spices and a host of foliage and flora. Planting herbs in flower pots takes advantage of small gardening spaces and makes for a convenient way of maintaining how much grows in each pot. Growing herbs in flower pots is a simple process.

Step 1

Choose a variety of herb seeds, such as peppermint, thyme, lavender, rosemary and sage. Pick up a book about herbs to further educate yourself on the many several varieties available to you.

Step 2

Place a peat moss pod for each seed you are planting on paper plate. A paper plate can hold up to six pods.

Step 3

Place a seed into the burrowed out spot in the center of each peat moss pod.

Step 4

Add approximately 2 cups of water evenly over each pod. The pods instantly begin to swell and absorb the water until they are about four times their original size.

Step 5

Water the pods once a week with 2 cups of water until the seeds germinate. Allow the plants to reach about 2 inches in height.

Step 6

Fill a flower pot three-fourths full of potting soil for each plant.

Step 7

Insert an entire peat moss pod and plant into the center of a soil-filled flower pot.

Step 8

Cover the pod with more soil, allowing only the plant part to be visible.

Step 9

Repeat this step with as many of the seeds as you have planted.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted herb seeds
  • Peat moss pods
  • Potting soil
  • Assorted flower pots
  • Hand trowel
  • Paper plate


  • West Virginia University: Container Gardening
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