Herb Spiral Garden
Overview: Herbs can be fun plants to grow in any youth garden because they engage the senses, provide flavor for foods and best of all, many attract pollinators! The herb spiral is a multi-tiered, conical design that creates a variety of growing conditions within one small area. A key concept behind an herb spiral is gravity. Water flows down and travels in a winding pattern through the soil, so the soil at the top of the spiral stays drier than soil farther down. Herbs that require sun and good drainage, such as rosemary, lavender, and thyme are planted near the top. Midway down the spiral are plants that require a bit more moisture such as sage, basil and cilantro. The lowest section is best for parsley, chives and mint, which need ample water and will tolerate light shade from upper levels.
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