SP Premium
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 17,258

New Herb Garden Area

Monday, April 28, 2014

We've had this little triangle area at the back of our house for many many years. It's small enough that trying to mow it with the mower was......a pain to say the least! Weed-eating it was ok, but again, a pain! Here's a 'Before' picture....

Last year, I became interested in herbs. I thought I'd clean out that area, as it's really perfect! It's about the right size, and it gets all day sun, and it's on the south side of the house, so it's protected from our Northern blasts, in the Winter. But alas, I didn't get around to doing anything about it last year. 'Other' things kept calling my name. Instead I settled for a few herbs in containers.

But this year I was bound and determined I was going to 'Get~R~Done!' Figured I'd better start before 'other' things started calling me again. So here is a progression of my new herb garden area.

Here I've put in the top section.

The following day, the lower section. Thank goodness we have a tractor with a front end loader! Don't know what I'd do without that thing!

And here's where I have all the plants planted. I have 4 lavenders, 4 chives, 3 sage, 3 oregano, 3 thyme, some garlic, 1 rosemary, 2 cilantros, 2 parsleys, and 2 basil plants. I also planted some flowers to pretty things up a bit, since I had the space.

Final touch was to get some mulch on it before we started getting these rains this week!

So now, while I wait for all this to grow, it's time to start reading up on how/when to harvest everything, and how best to store it; meaning freeze it? dry it?

I'm very proud of this accomplishment! It was good exercise too! emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • FT4EVR
    Great idea! A very good use of space!

    1987 days ago
    oooooo pretty.

    and delicious!
    2025 days ago
    emoticon you did an amazing job. Looks wonderful. Hope it is a successful project and you enjoy it for years to come.
    2030 days ago
    That is a nice garden and did you know that you can also plant the ginger that you get in the store but I would put it in a pot to keep it from roaming and able to find it when you need it. It is easy to grow too and the reason that I started planting it is because I got tired of it molding and then I would throw it out because of the mold but when you plant it you don't get that and it will grow for you..
    2031 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Makes me want to plant an herb garden. I have lots of lavender, and some oregano. your garden is going to be wonderful emoticon
    2032 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Funny how last night I was just thinking about working on creating a herb garden outside my back door this year and today I find your article. I like your ideas. We have a long sidewalk down the length of the back of the house and I have a flowerbed already in place there but it's become more bare as plants have died out over some winters. I already have some chives growing at the far end and I was thinking of adding lavender, lemon thyme, garlic, parsley and basil there along the front of the border where they would get the most morning sun. I like the idea of putting the bark around the plants I hadn't thought of doing that. It would greatly keep the soil moister in our hot dry summer.
    2032 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.