Herbs from your garden
Whether in a salad, quark, oils, sauces or cocktails, everything tastes a lot better with some fresh herbs. Having your own herb garden is a practical way to ensure that you always have tasty aromatic herbs at hand at all times. But when do herbs grow best? As every variety has different needs, a so-called herb spiral is an ideal space-saving option and makes for a wonderful eye-catcher in your garden. We show you how to build a herb spiral step by step.
Whether granite, shell limestone or other stones, natural stones not only look great, they are also useful: They give off their stored heat to the herbs and give them extra energy.
At the top:
Plant Mediterranean herbs that love being in direct sunlight here, e.g. rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, marjoram and mountain savoury.
In the middle:
Plants that like moderately moist and warm conditions do well here, e.g. dill, chives, sage, parsley, garlic and curry plant.
At the bottom:
These herbs prefer moist and shaded conditions: Watercress, borage, mint, chervil, lemon balm and coriander.
In the border area:
Plants such as water mint and sorrel thrive here.
A small pond at the bottom of the herb spiral is not a must, but it has a positive effect on the climate and draws in the eye. How it's made: