Herb Spiral

Inspired by reading about permaculture, I decided to build a herb spiral. I needed to relocate herbs from the front of the house, and thought this spiral bed would work well close to the back door. There is a lot of information online about how to build a spiral bed like this, as well as the ideal arrangement of herbs to accommodate different growing conditions.

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This is obviously not at its peek, and will look better once the grass grows back around it and the herbs really take off. But I like the locations, and already I can see how it is the start of something, and the beginning of defining space, and there will be more planting, I can just feel it. For a while, until these herbs grow up a bit, I will probably still be wandering about the property to visit the various patches of herbs; oregano and mints in the “goat pen”, chives and sage round the front, basil (later!) up in the veggie patch. And on a fine day, what could be nicer? But ultimately I think it will be more convenient having the herbs close. Quite a satisfying project.

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