Learn how to study herbs and other plants for medicinal and edible uses with this easy method that includes a journal page printable.
Fresh herbs from the bed simply belong to the garden. We help you plan and create your herb garden.
If you want to take over the planning yourself, you can design The Shape of the herb garden completely individually, depending on your personal preference and available space. It is also possible to create the herb garden intuitively, for example to be inspired by the different colors of the herbs and to combine them with each other according to visual aspects. Note, however, the incompatibilities of the plants with each other, so that there are no nasty surprises.
Plan your herb bed only so large that you can handle it not only gardenically, but also culinarily and not end up half of the splendor unused on the compost. Small name tags help to keep track of the individual varieties, especially at sowing time. Also note that many herbal plants, such as sage or chives, especially attract bees and bumblebees during flowering. Those who are afraid of the buzzing insects should not plant these herbs in the immediate vicinity of the seat on the terrace or balcony.
The Classic: The Herbal Spiral
A herbal spiral is a real eye-catcher in the garden and a great way to plant many different herbs. For this version of the herb garden, however, you have to plan enough space and some working time. When properly laid out, a bricked herb snail is distinguished by the fact that the same herb bed meets different site requirements at the same time through different moisture zones – from Humic, moist soil to dry, warm substrate, each level of the spiral offers its own micro landscape. So every herb gets its optimal planting place and the plant selection is not limited to like-minded people.
Herbs in the raised bed
When creating a herb garden, in addition to the low farmer and vegetable garden beds or herb spirals also raised beds are possible. Raised beds are particularly suitable for Mediterranean species, as the soil there is somewhat drier and warmer than in the normal bed. A raised bed also has the positive feature that you can harvest comfortably and without bending over and when strolling by directly the delicious scent rises in the nose. And the best part: snails have no Chance in the raised bed! Hanging plants such as nasturtiums are also pleased with the elevated planting position from which they can let their long tendrils hang down. If the raised bed is intended exclusively for planting with herbs, you can build it particularly narrow, for example along the terrace, and design it as a decorative and fragrant protective element.