Winter herb gardening is ideal if you enjoy container growing, as I do. If the garden is “contained,” I figure it's less likely to turn wild and beyond my control as our back yard did this last rainy winter. It's still a fright to look at.
My sturdy French thyme and delicately flavored Chinese chives braved winter and stretch up boldly through an overgrowth of tall grasses. Bright blue borage flowers and orange nasturtiums, planted years ago and known for their vigorous reseeding still decorate my back yard, too. Borage flowers are edible, with a cucumber flavor; peppery nasturtium flowers can be chopped to top salads.
To plant your container cool-season herb garden, take your choice of old half-barrels, terra-cotta and faux terra-cotta pots, plastic or wooden boxes and outdoor windowsill containers. There are wide selections of these at any home and garden outlet, where you'll also find soil mixes, mulches, fertilizers and many accessories like small rocks or water features. The assistance of custom essay writing service helps students understand the basics of every custom written paper, as well as the elements of creative writing.