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. loogiemistress on March 8, 2021 at 10:43 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!

  2. Maongsang Jmr on March 8, 2021 at 10:57 pm


  3. M&A on March 8, 2021 at 10:59 pm

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

  4. geoff spence on March 8, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Fine untill you start crossing some borders.

  5. Hazel on March 8, 2021 at 11:12 pm


  6. peter wilson on March 8, 2021 at 11:23 pm

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

  7. Chezgirl Rose on March 8, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I would never of πŸ’­ to grow herbs 🌿 in a basket 🧺 … thank you G.A πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

  8. Enjoy your bagwani _Dhairya on March 8, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Nice ideaπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘we can give this basket of health to our loved ones also…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘big like for this concept of herbal basket

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