Build confidence in your gardening skills by starting simple, with 3 or 4 pots of lasting, easy to grow aromatic herbs such as mint, sage, basil, wild thyme and rosemary. Choose herbs that you will enjoy using in your everyday cooking.
If your furniture Unit has shelves on top of one another, place it in a sunny location so that each level gets the amount of light it needs. You can also select plants suited for partial sun to place on the bottom levels. Find out which plants in our collection are suited for 'Partial' sun by using the filter 'Sun Exposure'.
You can harvest basil leaves when needed by pinching the edges. This will also encourage the plant to branch out, and delay flowering. Your leaves will stay fresh 1 to 2 days. Before flowering the taste of the leaves is sweeter while it is more bitter when the plant blooms.
Pots with a bottom hole will facilitate drainage, avoiding roots rotting. After watering, also check the saucer placed under your pot and remove any water left over. You can re-use it to water another plant.