Make a herb garden

Getting ready

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Ask an adult to help you get these things:

  • compost

  • pebbles

  • trowel

  • large flowerpot

  • watering can

  • some herb plants, like mint, basil, parsley or coriander

Step 1

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First, spoon some pebbles into the bottom of your flowerpot. This will help make sure that the compost doesn't wash away when you water the plants.

Step 2

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Next put in some compost to fill up about three-quarters of the pot. The compost will give the herb plants the nutrients they need to grow.

Step 3

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Now carefully re-plant the herb plants in the flowerpot, making sure you put the biggest plant in the middle of the compost.

Step 4

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When you have planted the herbs push the compost down around them. Add some more compost if you need to.

Step 5

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Keep the herb garden inside during the winter, making sure it has plenty of light. Remember to water your herbs regularly.

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