Pike Nurseries: Container Gardens for Grilling

Pike Nurseries: Container Gardens for Grilling

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as gardens. Today we are going to plant a container garden filled with herbs that you can use while you're grilling this fall.

  • The Key to Container Garden Success
    • Drainage
      • Make sure you pot or container has a hole in the bottom
      • If not, create adequate drainage by adding a good layer of rock
        • We also recommend using some charcoal at the bottom of the container to soak up any extra water
    • Soil
      • Use a good quality potting mix in containers…not a planting mix
      • Pike Potting & Container Soil is light and nutrient rich, which is essential for container gardens
  • Planting a Herb Container Garden
    • Fill your pot about 3/4 full with Pike Potting Soil
    • Select the herbs you love and plant them in the pot
      • Rosemary
        • One of the most popular herbs
        • Perennial plant that is evergreen year-round
        • Grilling Use
          • Pick some rosemary, cut it up and mix it right into your burgers
      • Sage
        • Sage is a great plant with foliage color
        • Choose from green varieties or add in tri-colored sage to give your container garden more color
        • Grilling Use
          • Sage pairs well with poultry
          • If roasting a whole chicken, stuff rosemary inside the chicken
          • For juicy chicken breast, take a piece of tin foil, spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Place your chicken on a piece of tin foil and add sage and slice of lemon. Fold the tinfoil around the chicken breast and place directly on the grill
      • Thyme
        • Thyme is extremely fragrant and comes in many different varieties, like lemon thyme or wooly thyme
        • Grill Use
          • Use with chicken and vegetables
    • Fill in around the plants with more Pike Potting soil and firmly tap the soil to remove air pockets
    • Sprinkle EB Stone Sure Start around the plants and gently work into the soil
    • Water thoroughly
    • Place the container in a sunny spot and remember to snip your herbs while your grilling or cooking
  • This Weekend at Pike Nurseries
    • Free Container Gardens for Grilling Class
    • Saturday, August 24th at 10am
    • After the class, plant your own grilling container garden

More info:
Pike Nurseries Web site
Pike Nurseries on Twitter
Pike Nurseries on Facebook
Pike Nurseries on Pinterest
Pike Nurseries on Instagram

 

    • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

    • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

      Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

      Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

      Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    • Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

      Nonprofit pairs shelter dogs with jail inmates

      Monday, September 1 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:24:57 GMT
      There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
      There is a program giving inmates and dogs a second chance. Canine Cellmates saves dogs from being euthanized and pairs them up with inmates at the Fulton County Jail.
    • Dr. E, Erik Fisher on parenting and time management

      Dr. E, Erik Fisher on parenting and time management

      Monday, September 1 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:41:26 GMT
      Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Erik Fisher talks about parenting and offers a plan to help busy families with time management.
      Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Erik Fisher talks about parenting and offers a plan to help busy families with time management.
    Powered by WorldNow

    WDCA My20 & my20dc.com
    5151 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

    Phone: (202) 244-5151
    Email Us

    Didn't find what you were looking for?
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
    Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices