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Q.Repotting herbs

Zone London, SW18 5SQ | vix3nviv added on September 5, 2016 | Answered

I recently bought some herbs (Rosemary, Chives, Mint, Oregano, Coriander, Parsley) for my kitchen table. They came with the small plastic container/pot and I wanted to relocate them into my own pots.

The problem is the herbs look too big for my own pots and I still want to use my own pots since I bought them for my herbs specially. My pots are about 10cm diameter/12cm tall. Is it safe to split herbs in half when I repot them so it stays small and fit in my pots?

Also, please recommend what kind of ground/fertilizer is good for them.

Thank you very much,

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Answered on September 5, 2016

Many herbs prefer similar conditions and can be grown together. They genrally prefer well-drained soil with a good amount of sand mixed in. You can simply mix potting soil with sand. Make sure the pots have enough drainage holes in the bottom, because herbs don't like to have wet roots. You can drill additional holes if necessary.

Most of these herbs can be divided (split in half). This article explains how:


Also see this article and the other articles on the site about growing herbs:


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