Growing Herbs in Containers

Rebecca Lanham
August 9, 2007

If you'd like to grow some of your own herbs for cooking purposes, why not make the garden they are grown in decorative? Plant the herbs in various clam shells and conk shells for display! Shell Herb Garden



Shell Herb Garden


  1. Choose various shells with deep crevices.
  2. Fill shells with potting soil (using the measuring cup as a scoop).
  3. Sprinkle potting soil with various herb seeds.
  4. Gently water the soil and seeds.
  5. Place in your outdoor garden, kitchen, windowsill or anywhere you want decorative plants.
  6. Once the herb plants are 1 inch tall, transplant in a prepared area (or even deeper shells) for continued growth.
  7. In natural shells, this garden looks quite nice outdoors. It blends in with the surrounding area and gives a subtle, decorative touch. An herb garden planted in a large shell.


Additional step: have adults or children paint the shells before planting the garden for a more vibrant looking garden.

This project is quite easy, and can be done by the youngest child.

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July 2, 2014

I started buying those reasonably priced small potted herbs that are sold in most grocery store produce departments year round and thought they would make a great table centerpiece at home and for a bridal or new home shower or even for a natural style wedding!

Herbs planted in pots

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July 24, 2010

When growing herbs, is it better to grow them all together or in separate pots or doesn't it matter?

By terry from Qld



July 28, 20100 found this helpful

I suggest you group each herb in its own container. Certain herbs require dry soil, others like to be kept more moist. How would you handle this problem if they are in the same pot? One plant would suffer. Guess it would be okay to put more than one type of plant in the same container as long as they both had the same requirements for sun and water. Happy planting.

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June 20, 2012

Lots of potted plants.If you grow a variety of herbs in one pot together, will it affect the taste of certian herbs?

By Coley H. from Omaha, NE

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July 24, 2010

I am interested in growing herbs in a 14-20 inch pot on my deck this summer. Is it possible to grow them in a pot or will they spread too much for that type of gardening?

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