Skip to Content

Top Five Herbs for a Container Garden

fab 5



It’s the first Friday of the month, and the second edition of the Top 5 series!  The theme this month is  our Top 5 things for spring.




top 5 herbs for a container garden

I’ve wanted to start a container garden for sometime. A good raised bed garden would be ideal, but I can’t get the male of the house to build me one and I am not handy like that so….

A container garden it shall be. I didn’t want to get adventurous my first time around, but since I moved into this house, I’ve wanted a little herb garden for my patio. It gets full sun ALL the time, so I needed to find things that would withstand that.

I did my research and found: The top 5 Herbs for a Container Garden.

I figured, since Pookah is always eager to help, and he needs to learn about growing things, it would be a perfect little project for the two of us. So I headed to Lowes and got everything I THOUGHT we needed. And one Saturday, we planted.

top 5 herbs for a container garden

1. Basil: Everyone needs basil in their herb garden. It grows best in full sun.I  use it in a lot of dishes, but not every week. It gets expensive to keep having to buy it so  it was a natural choice for our little kitchen container garden.

gardening with kids-3

2. Chives: Basically tiny onions, chives are gown for their leaves and blooms but not the bulbs.  These plants can tolerate a small amount of shade, but grow best in full sun.

top 5 herbs to grow in a container garden

3. Cilantro: Also known as coriander, Cilantro is good for your stir fry, your chicken, fish..anything really. And of course, it’s a full sun herb, perfect for my container garden

top 5 herbs for a container garden

4. Mint: Mint, I’ve heard, can take over, so it is best contained in a pot. It’s a full sun herb and I can’t wait to add this to my mojitos this summer!


5. Rosemary: I already have a large rosemary bush that I discovered growing in my back yard. But it’s wild and we’re about to cut it back. But since I cook with this one a LOT, I’m making sure to replant it in my patio container garden.

top 5 herbs for a container garden

Pookah and I had fun planting the herbs. It was a mess, but so much fun!

Have you ever planted an herb garden! Share your tips!


Now don’t forget to head on over to the ladies to see what their top 5 ideas for Spring are!

Kita: Top 5 spring drinks

Bernetta: Top 5 Spring Dresses

MJ: Top 5 Spring Crafts for Kids

Mimi: Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Finds for Spring

Spring Fun for the Family - My Mommyvents

Wednesday 18th of March 2015

[…] (Five!) cute crafts for little hands, LaShawn from Everyday Eyecandy tells us the top herbs for a container garden, and Busy Bee Kids shows us how to make a rainy window (this one is pretty […]

Emerald Lavender

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

I've never had much of a green thumb, but this inspires me!

K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)

Saturday 14th of March 2015

I use a lot of basil and you're right it's expensive if you're buying it from the store. Thankfully, I scored some of those starter garden spike things from Target when they went on clearance last year. I got lots of basil and can't wait until they start sprouting.


Thursday 12th of March 2015

After reading this I'm ready to head out to the store and pick up some seeds. I already bought a rosemary plant that I'm going to put out in front of the house. I love the way it smells when you walk by it.

Kara (Kay's Ways)

Monday 9th of March 2015

Such a cool project for you and little man. I've always wanted my own garden, I've even wanted that indoor setup with the artificial lighting just to have one, glad you'll get to have one on deck!