How do you build an herb spiral?

How do you build an herb spiral?

Most herb spiral begins on the ground. However, constructing your herb spiral higher means less bending over. You can build the garden on a platform raising it several inches or more to keep most of the herbs closer to hip level or above. Consider putting a two-foot sitting area around the edge of the garden.

What is a spiral garden?

It is three-dimensional and have beds in a confined, sloppy space of spiral shape, which can be used to grow various herbs. The top area of the spiral receives the full sun and has superior drainage, therefore, herbs that like exposure to the sun and good drainage are planted there.

Why do plants need a spiral structure?

In this way, both your plants will survive and thrive in a better environment. It works the same way in an herb spiral diagram when you lay it out before building.

What do you use your Spiral garden planter for?

You can use the top of your spiral for the herbs you need daily. It’s also easy to water all your plants. It’s completely low maintenance once you’ve built it.

The principle of spiral herb garden is simple but functional

Build a herb spiral in a spot that receives at least 5 hours of sunlight daily. A sunny spot is good, but if you live in tropics choose an area that receives shade in the afternoon. You can also make herb spiral on a rooftop garden or on a large balcony or terrace.

Plan 1

Here we have provided you a plan for a small Mediterranean spiral herb garden: For this, you will need a warm and sunny place. You can easily adjust your choice of herbs according to your climate and amount of sun your herb spiral may receive.

In a herb spiral, grow all the herbs you need for everyday cooking. The top of the herb spiral is a dry spot, which is ideal for the Mediterranean herbs such as lavender, sage, rosemary, or thyme. The middle circle of the spiral inhabits herbs that like slight moisture and requires the sun to thrive– cilantro, dill, lemon balm, lemon grass or chives. In the lower side, plant herbs that tolerate evenly moist soils and some shade such as mint, basil or parsley.

The area which is marked as A is on top of the spiral – Here you can grow Mediterranean or tropical herbs– Fill it with a light and loamy soil with the slight amount of sand.

In the second turn of the spiral, which is marked as B – Fill it with the soil that has some clay, also add a lot of compost to lighten it.

The lowest curve of the spiral, which is C– Fill it with rich potting soil and plenty of aged manure.

If you have not made a small water pond, then last is the swampy area D– Here add nutrient-rich soil so that you can grow here the plants that love wet soils.

Herb Spiral Plants
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Rocket (10), nasturtium (11), tarragon (or tarragon) (12), cilantro (13) Bishop’s weed (14), calendula (15), Marjoram (16 ), ginger (17).

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