Relax with a mug of hot tea brewed from freshly picked herbs grown in your very own container garden. Place it near your kitchen door and you can literally harvest tea ingredients while the water boils. (How’s that for fresh?!)
All you need are four containers (sizes indicate pot diameters): one 24”, two 18”, and one 14”. Just follow the planting plan below, and don’t hesitate to mix things up a bit if you prefer, say, one kind of mint over the others. Also, be sure to plant mint in smaller pots before adding them to the larger containers, as mint loves to spread and could easily take over the whole pot.
Prefer gardening in a raised bed? Try our 4 x 4-foot Tea Garden .
Plants you’ll need for your Tea Garden1 sweet mint plant (in a smaller pot)
1 bee balm plant
1 peppermint plant (in a smaller pot)
1 stevia plant
1 spearmint plant (in a smaller pot)
1 lemon balm plant
4-6 viola plants
1 lavender plant