Updated: See the bottom of the post for what it looks like after 3.5 months!
We’ve been growing some herbs on our balcony for a while, but mostly in their original pots from the nursery. Over the last couple of days I’ve replaced them with some new plants in new pots.
I purchased two rectangular Yates Artesian Classic planter boxes from Bunnings in a terracotta colour. We’ve got another similar Yates Artesian pot for our fern that seems to go great. They’re good because they’re self watering with a large base storage of water which is good for us as our balcony gets quite dry and we don’t always get to water them.
I chose them because I remember Don Burke from Burke’s Backyard mentioned many times that you’re better to get a plastic terracotta look pot than a real terracotta pot. They’re much lighter, last better and don’t dry the plants out as much. The tubs cost $15 each from Bunnings and hold 10 Litres of soil each.
The labels on the Yates pots are annoying though, being hard to properly remove!
- Italian Parsley – a stronger flavour than traditional parsley
- Garlic Chives – useful in omelettes
- Thyme – great for pizzas
- Oregano – useful in Italian food and more
They cost us $18 for the four.
Update: Here’s what it looks like in late December: