Make a portable herb basket | Quick Crops | Gardening Australia

Sick of buying sleeved herbs at the supermarket to take with you on holiday? Millie plants a basketful of a tasty herbs that can travel! Or, for while we’re staying closer to home during the COVID-19 pandemic… what a great gift for a cooped up friend.

You’ll need

A cane basket, approx. 200-300mm deep
Plastic liner
Good quality potting mix
Organic fertiliser
Worm castings
Herbs, picking greens and 1:38 edible flowers


1:47 Line your basket with plastic to prevent soil washing out.
Cut some drainage holes in the liner.
Fill the basket with potting mix blended with organic fertiliser and worm castings.
2:00 Plant the herbs, arranging the tallest varieties in the centre of the basket and trailing varieties towards the edge.
Water in and liquid feed every 2-4 weeks.
Go Camping!


0:44 Warm season basket

Basil, Ocimum basilicum
Sage, Salvia officinalis
Oregano, Origanum vulgare
Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
Chives, Allium schoenoprasum

0:50 Cool season basket

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis cv.
Sorrel, Rumex acetose
Flat-leaf Parsley, Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum
Celery, Apium graveolens
Viola, Viola ‘Johnny Jump Up’
1:39 Coriander, Coriandrum sativum

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  1. M&A on December 15, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Where are you going away to? 🤨 you going out for walkies or groceries?

  2. Maongsang Jmr on December 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm


  3. Chezgirl Rose on December 15, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I would never of 💭 to grow herbs 🌿 in a basket 🧺 … thank you G.A 👩‍🌾

  4. Enjoy your bagwani _Dhairya on December 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Nice idea👍👍👍we can give this basket of health to our loved ones also…👍👍👍big like for this concept of herbal basket

  5. loogiemistress on December 15, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Today I was looking at an empty basket I have hanging up outside & wondering if I should plant something in it ~ well definitely planting something in there tomorrow!

  6. peter wilson on December 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    where did you get the long neck watering can u used on friday gone episode thanks

  7. geoff spence on December 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Fine untill you start crossing some borders.

  8. Hazel on December 15, 2020 at 10:08 pm


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