This next step is messy so you might want to take a few sheets of newspaper and lay them down under the pot. You’re going to take a big scoop of potting soil and press it down into the pot. Organic, well hydrated soil is best and it’s incredibly easy to find. Most grocers sell it for under $10. The next part depends on whether you’re going to plant seeds or seedlings. It’s recommended to use seedlings in the fall, it increases the chances of your plant surviving and flourishing. Though, there is something to be said about the magic of watching a seed grow.
If you choose seedlings, you’re going to remove the seedling of your choice, roots and attached soil and all and transfer it from it’s plastic box, to the ceramic pot.
Add more of your potting soil as needed, the seedlings should be fully surrounded by soil and standing as upright as possible. If you choose to plant seeds, make little punctures in the soil with your pinky and drop a seed into each. Then fill the rest of the pot with potting soil. Make sure you leave room between seeds, they’ll need it to grow.