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What Your Herb Spiral Could Look Like Next Year

What Your Herb Spiral Could Look Like Next Year

Last spring I built an herb spiral in my backyard.  It was added as an extension to my medicinal garden.  I wrote a blog post about it with instructions for building your own herb spiral, plus photos of my process.

A few days ago, I had a great question about sheet mulching in regards to my herb spiral.  Check out Alison's question and my response in my original Herb Spiral blog post: http://www.dailyharvestdesigns.com/blog/2015/3/26/herb-spirals.  She also asked how my herb spiral is doing one year later. 

Here are some photos of my herb spiral today.  Enjoy!

Growing Medicinals: My (Current) Five Favorite Plants to Grow

Growing Medicinals: My (Current) Five Favorite Plants to Grow

My garden focus seems to shift every year or so.  One year I'm totally into veggies, the next it's berries and fruit trees, and then I switch to focusing on my medicinal garden.  At the moment, I'm really into my medicinal garden. 

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is one of my favorite plants to grow.  Why?  Calendula flowers are like little pops of sunshine!