Where to plant my herb garden?
OK.. perhaps this has been asked numerous times before, but...WHERE should I plant my herb garden? I can't plant in the front yard as that is just tooo wet. The side front is the leech field for my septic system, so it's dry in the summer.
The side yard is a pretty steep hill.
The back yard, out about 50 feet from the house seems pretty rich, but is heavy soil. I have been using it as my veggie garden, amending with compost yearly, to lighten the soil and improve micro nutrients. Further out it is much sandier and drier. Part of that area (1000 square feet or so) I made into a new flower/bulb garden this last fall, amending with 4 yards of good quality, rich compost.
I have about an acre in the back that is usable, still, so it's just a matter of placement. Further out will be difficult to water regularly.
I also plan to intermingle herbs with my veggie garden for companion planting purposes, but I want a specific herb garden besides.
Thanks for your responses.