Companion gardening: 10 herbs that grow well together in pots and containers

Gardeners are well-versed in companion planting. This involves finding compatible plants and pairing them up, or creating groups, like the three sisters combination of beans, squash, and corn. Complementary planting is a science in the herb garden. Many herbs can be used as a complement to your vegetable garden plants.

Strong aromas of herbs can have many gardening benefits. They repel pests and attract beneficial insects to your garden. Certain herbs can improve the flavor of nearby plants or increase essential oil content in other herb specimens.

Today, we will be discussing herbs that can all be planted together. This is especially useful for people who don’t have much space.



It is a rule of thumb that plants that love the same environment will do well together. These Mediterranean herbs can be planted together, and they love sunny places.


Sage is tolerant of shade, but it tastes best when there is lots of sunshine. Sage prefers sandy soil, and can tolerate dry conditions. Sage should be planted in a place that is not rich or fertile.


It is easy to grow and requires little effort. It only needs to be exposed to the sun. This low-growing plant may lose some of its fragrance after four to five years. You might need to replace it.


It can be used fresh or dried. A kitchen garden is a great place to grow rosemary. It is difficult to grow rosemary from seeds. You can buy a potted rosemary plant or make cuttings.


Marjoram is easy to care for and is a great choice for beginners. It needs to be watered once a week. If you forget, marjoram can still thrive in drought conditions.


This is a favorite herb. It has been cultivated in West Asia and the Mediterranean for many centuries. It is easy to grow oregano from cuttings, seeds or potted plants. You can ensure quality by removing 3-4 year old plants and planting new ones.


Lavender can be grown in many climates. This beautiful herb is suitable for Mediterranean and cool climates. It can also be grown in subtropical areas. You can multiply it by taking 10 cm long cuttings. In summer, it will double in size.



To prevent flowering, prune your tarragon plants and keep them at 2 feet in height. Mulch your plants, especially if you live somewhere colder, in winter to protect their roots.

Divide your tarragon plants every 3-4 years, either in spring or fall, to ensure they are healthy. You can either take stem cuttings or root cuttings to grow new plants.


Your potted cilantro should be placed in a place that receives plenty of morning sunshine. Cilantro doesn’t like being in direct sunlight all day, so ensure that the afternoon sun isn’t too strong. The soil should be kept moist, but not too wet. Otherwise the roots may begin to rot.


Basil should be planted in full sunlight (6 hours minimum) in well-drained, moist soil. To encourage growth, pick leaves and when the plant’s young, the tips to create a thicker bushy shape.


Parsley can be grown both as an annual and as a biennial herbaceous perennial. Parsley can be easily propagated from seeds. It doesn’t care if it is in shade or sun. Choose soil that isn’t too compact. This is one of the easiest herbs to grow in containers.


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