Pretty soon I’ll be drinking fresh mojitos by the pool with muddled mint from….my new herb spiral!
“Herb spirals apply a pattern evolved in 1970 by Bill Mollison. The 6-8 foot diameter spiral at the heart of the herb spiral creates a diverse mini-ecosystem intended for planting commonly used herbs just outside one’s back door. Its three-dimensional nature creates drainage, sunny dry spots for oil-rich herbs such as thyme, sage, and rosemary, and moist partially-shaded spots for green foliage such as parsley, chives and coriander. In permaculture, the spiral bed is a favorite method to combine beauty, productivity, and variety in a small space.” from Center for Sustainable Community
I planted chives, mint, dill, basil, parsley, cilantro, catnip. I’m saving the top of the spiral for a rosemary bush.
Update***- Check out the herb spiral now!