Gardening and growing plants seems perfectly appropriate to do in spring and summer. but have you ever thought about extending the growing season and keeping your herbs alive in containers all winter? It can be done with herbs grown in pots or those grown outdoors and dug up and repotted into containers.
If you have them already in pots they have happily grown in all season long. then just skip down to the appropriate section and jump in. These first instructions are for herbs grown in the ground that you need to dig up and put in pots before the first frost of the year.
Putting Plants in Pots
Look for a healthy plant when selecting appropriate plants to transplant. Also, look for pests that might be enjoying a lifestyle of hanging out on your herbs and either remove them or skip that plant in favor of a less-buggy plant – you don’t want to bring a bunch of bugs inside!
After you select a good specimen, dig it up using a clean shovel, grabbing enough soil so you have the root-ball and a few inches of soil around those fragile clumped roots.
The pots that you’ll be using for your herbs should be deep enough to hold the root-balls and have few inches left on all sides to hold some rich, compost-laden soil that you pack into and around the outside of the transplanted material. The pot should have drainage holes in the bottom.
After you have transplanted the plant into the new pot, put in the new soil, tamp it down and water it thoroughly. Then, set it outside, out of any direct sunlight, for about a week so the plant can become acclimated to the new soil and pot before it is brought inside.