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When you create a herbal area, the following combinations with other herbs and plants can be helpful:
If you plant Dill, chives or marjoram, the combination with chamomile has proven to be very beneficial
Parsley harmonizes very well with parsley, dill, marjoram or chervil
Thyme comes very well in combination with coriander, borage, tarragon or savory
Lemon balm promotes the growth of all other herbs
Preparing soil and soil
One of the most important steps is the preparation of the soil. Only with a soil adapted to the herb can optimal growth be guaranteed. If you do not use a spiral or similar but want to plant a bed, it is advisable first to check the existing soil and loosen up. Mix compost and Sand between as needed and as required. As a rule, Sandy and permeable soils are better than those prone to waterlogging.
Weeds and dead roots that do not belong here should be removed. If you want to create a herb garden with herbs of different soil requirements, it is recommended to install underground barriers, partitions, which is then also filled with different soil. Similar to how it is possible in a confined space with a spiral or snail.
Setting boundaries and stones
Next, with stones or gravel, the beds can be designed and narrowed down a little. Read also our garden design tips with stones. Access routes can also be laid. Chic stone Palisades can be real eye-catchers in the garden, not just for herb beds.
Sowing and planting
Now it’s time to go to the canning, because the location, positioning and selection of herbs are fixed and the soil is ready.
Herbs, whose life expectancy is only 1 year, are almost always sown and best in the month of May when there is no more Frost. Cover freshly sown plants first so that they can germinate optimally.
Perennial herb plants can also be sown or bought and planted as a finished plant. Who wants to harvest quickly, is better served with the latter variant.
Care of the herb garden
The best herb harvest is always obtained with optimal conditions and good care. This includes regular watering (preferably with rainwater) as well as loosening of the soil during surface hardening. Fertilizing is usually unnecessary or depends on the planted herb species.
Mints are among the most popular herbs. Whether in desserts, soft drinks or classically prepared as tea – their aromatic freshness makes the plants popular. Reason enough to plant a few mints in your own herb garden. Unlike most other herbs, the perennials love a rather moist, nutrient-rich soil. In addition, care must be taken when planting, because all mint species form underground spouts and can become a Problem with their urge to spread over time.