EASY step-by-steps TO MAKE A HERB BAS­KET

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Quick Project -

Gather your sup­plies

• Sphag­num moss

• 35cm wide open-wire hang­ing bas­ket

• Home­made pot­ting mix (see above) or herb and veg­etable pot­ting mix

• A se­lec­tion of small flow­er­ing plants (such as lo­belia, nas­tur­tium, snap­dragon and black-eyed Su­san)

• A se­lec­tion of herbs (such as sage, mint, strawberry, rose­mary, co­rian­der, thyme, pars­ley, chives, tar­ragon, basil, chilli, sor­rel and curry)

• Small ter­ra­cotta pot

FOR YOU TO NOTE

Mint is a runner, so plant it in a small ter­ra­cotta pot to con­tain it. Use ter­ra­cotta, as it’s por­ous.

Here’s how

STEP 1 Pre-soak sphag­num moss in wa­ter, then line bas­ket.

STEP 2 Half-fill bas­ket with pre-made pot­ting mix.

STEP 3 Re­move trail­ing plants from their con­tain­ers (such as lo­belia and strawberry) and plant through the bas­ket side, push­ing them through the moss and into the pot­ting mix.

STEP 5 Take your herbs and flow­ers out of their pots and ar­range in the bas­ket, leav­ing a space in the cen­tre for the mint.

STEP 6 Re­pot the mint into a ter­ra­cotta pot and po­si­tion in the cen­tre of the bas­ket.

STEP 7 Back­fill around plants with pot­ting mix and firm down gently. Wa­ter in well. Liq­uid-feed reg­u­larly.

STEP 5

STEP 1

STEP 3

STEP 6

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