DIY Herb Garden Spiral

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I really enjoy growing herbs in and around my garden as well as indoors. Over the years we have used many different designs from the diy hanging herb garden planter to the diy mason jar herb garden. This summer I was introduced to this diy herb garden spiral at a local farmers market.

There a few good reasons why you want to consider setting this up in your garden. First of all you have to understand like all other plants different herbs require different growing conditions. Some do well in the shade, others thrive in full sunlight. There are some that require more water, and soil that drains well whilst others will ask for much drier conditions.

How To Build Herb Spiral
Photo credit: familyfoodgarden.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need

  • cardboard
  • garden hoe or shovel
  • rocks or bricks
  • herb seedlings or seeds

After you have cleared your site, you want to lay down your cardboard. The choice is up to you, whether you wet the cardboard or not to speed up the decomposition process. Then you can move on to marking your outer wall, about 3 feet in diameter from the center. Add your prefferred soil type and then move on to the next level.

Mark your outer wall with rocks, fill in with your soil. The last layer will need a little height so you can double up the rock layer, before filling in the soil. You can then move on to planting your herbs in the different sections. It is recommended that you do not plant invasive herbs such as lemon balm and mint in your spiral.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Family Food Garden, blog here…

How To Build Your Herb Spiral

You can watch the video below on how to build a herb garden spiral…
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