Herb bed in the balcony box - 3 planting suggestions for gourmets

Herb bed in the balcony box - 3 planting suggestions for gourmets

Planting suggestion 1: Mediterranean herbs for vinegar / oil dressings

Are you blessed with a balcony on the south side? Then we have the ideal planting plan for the herb bed in the flower box. (€ 13.18 at Amazon *) The following types of herbs are rich in essential oils to create delicious dressings:

  • Lemon thyme (Thymus citriodorus) front left
  • Basil (Ocimum basilikum) 1 to 2 pieces in the front center
  • Greek oregano (Origanum heracleoticum) front right
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lottie') back row left
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) back row in the middle
  • Golden Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Aurea') back row right

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Extensive lavender quickly breaks the mold in a flower box. Therefore, please pay attention to compact species and varieties when purchasing, such as 'Lady' (Lavendula angustifolia ssp. Alba) or Coppy lavender (Lavendula stoechas).

Planting suggestion 2: soup herbs

If you like to spoil your family with tasty stews and delicious soups, the following herbs are the best candidates for the balcony box:

  • Gray cushion thyme (Thymus praecox var. Pseudolanuginosus) in the front row
  • Bob-headed basil (Ocimum basilicum var Minimum) next to upholstered thyme
  • Gold marjoram (Origanum vulgare aureum) in the center of the background
  • Thyme (Thymus 'Compactus') rear left
  • Chervil (Anthriscus) rear right

Planting suggestion 3: herbs for delicious herb butter

Homemade herb butter is the best spread for crunchy cucumber and tomato breads. A flower box with the following herbal plants should therefore not be missing on the summer balcony:

  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) front left
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens) in the center front
  • Cascade Thyme (Thymus longicaulis ssp.odoratus) front right
  • Borage (Borago officinalis) in the center back
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

The pretty white flowers of chives are also edible and make a delicious side salad.


When you fill the flower box for your small herb bed, please adjust the substrate to the nutritional needs of the plants. Mediterranean drought specialists favor emaciated soil with quartz sand (€ 14.90 at Amazon *). In contrast, native types of herbs, such as chives or dill, want a fresh, nutritious substrate.