Strawberry Pot for Herbs

I have had this terra cotta strawberry pot for years. I have often planted strawberries, although I can't keep the slugs from eating them. My friend had a similar pot with succulents. It looks more beautiful every year and I was tempted to do the same, but I decided I would rather have herbs.
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I bought several herbs at my local garden store and filled up each pocket with a different one. I planted thyme in the top so it can spread out. I also have 3 kinds of lavender, rosemary, sage, parsley, basil, and tarragon. I still need one more for the final pocket. I'm worried about the basil as I think it will be too dried out. If it doesn't make it, I'll replace it with something hardier.

I think it looks beautiful on my front doorstep. I'm particularly fond of how the thyme is currently in bloom.

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May 13, 20200 found this helpful

Looks nice.

What with the herbs being aromatic, slugs might not be a problem. If you ever decide to try strawberries again you might want to try placing the pot in a large terra cotta saucer. with a layer of sharp sand or crushed egg shells added. Non toxic and reported to work.

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May 14, 20200 found this helpful

That's a good idea. I was thinking of something hanging, perhaps. It's so cheap to get them at the farmer's market that I haven't bothered for a few years.

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I have seen people lay down sandpaper squares outlined in copper tape. They would place the strawberry right in the middle. Seems like a lot of work but it would probably do the trick too.

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