How to Plant out a Herb Garden

I’m planning to start my own herbal garden and already bought some seeds yesterday. I did some research on how to plant them the right way. Check out this article and its helpful tips on herbal planting.

Have you ever ended up with ‘dried herb arrangements’ (those that died of thirst or sunburn)? Or herbs that rotted and drowned due to waterlogged roots?  Whether you want to plant herbs in a pot, garden bed or a herb spiral, my 5 Step Guide to Planting Herbs can help you successfully choose the best position and maintain your herb garden.

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In this article I also share key tips on where to plant herbs so they thrive. Understanding the kind of microclimate each herb prefers, can make all the difference to growing them successfully! So ‘dig in’!

Are you a sun worshipper? Or do you prefer sitting outdoors in the shade instead? Do you love rainy days or hate them? …

Understanding the likes and dislikes of your herbs saves  you time and money (less ‘dried arrangements’ too)!

Choose the Right Position for your Herb Garden

The herb spiral design provides different microclimates you can plant into. Or think about the spots you have at your place that might be suitable. e.g. If you struggle to grow fruiting crops because you have a shady garden, then don’t fight nature. Choose herbs that LOVE shade (moist or dry) and they’ll thank you for it.

Planting Guidelines for Common Herbs

Positions may vary in your climate, but these general guidelines should help you plant your herbs in the best location.

  • Sunny Dry (top of herb spiral – or a well-drained position) – Bay tree (centre top position); rosemary and lavender (deep roots – centre top position); thyme; aloe vera; sage; oregano; tarragon; marjoram; garlic chives.

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