from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Herbal High Rise

No room for an herb garden? Th Multi-Pocket Grow Bag might change your mind! With 16 planting holes on the sides and a “rooftop” garden on top, we were able to fill this planter with a wide range of culinary herbs, including rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano, chervil, fennel, tarragon and chives.

Multi-Pocket Grow Bag

Herbs at home in the Multi-Pocket Grow Bag

Variegated mint

Variegated mint

Globe basil

Globe basil

No room for an herb garden? This tower of herbal power might change your mind!

With 16 planting holes on the sides and a “rooftop” garden on top, we were able to fill this Multi-Pocket Grow Bag with a wide range of culinary herbs, including rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, oregano, chervil, fennel, tarragon and chives.

Here in Vermont, the past couple summers have been unusually wet, so overwatering has been a bigger challenge than drought. If we have a drier summer, it might have been better to locate the moisture-loving plants in the lower half of the planter and the plants that prefer drier conditions (rosemary, thyme) on the upper half.

The planter holds a whopping 160 quarts of soil (we filled it with our Container Mix), so there should be plenty of room for healthy root growth. As you can imagine, once the bag is filled, it’s not easy to move around. If you’ll be locating it on a deck, we recommend putting a big saucer underneath it (before filling it up with soil).

Little potted herbs are usually available well into the summer, so this is a garden you could put together at almost any time.

If you do plant up one of these Multi-Pocket Grow Bags, please let us know how it works for you — we’d love to see a photo, too. This one is growing in our Burlington display gardens; we’ll share more photos later in the season.

Kathy LaLiberte
Director of Gardening, Gardener’s Supply

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