Arguably, the most important step when planting herbs is providing adequate drainage. Herbs don’t like to be sitting in water, so create a layer of pebbles, stones, or pumice in the bottom of your pot, to provide a barrier between too much water, and your plant. You should also mix your compost with a handful of the same drainage material to add small air pockets to the soil, allow the roots to stretch out and prevent root rot.
Next, carefully scoop a few trowels of compost into your pot, taking extra care to not cover the sleek design on the outside. Organic composts are a great choice for herbs, as they are full of a wide array of minerals. This range of materials allow for great aerations, as well as providing plenty of nutrients to help your herbs thrive.