Show me your herb gardens

eastTXmegApril 4, 2014

I was wondering if you guys who know what you are doing would care to show any pictures of your herb gardens? I'm trying to plan mine out and would like to piggy back on y'all's wisdom. Thanks!

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centexan254 zone 8 Temple, Tx

Some of my herbs are planted in my garden with the veggies. Some are in containers. I will post a couple of pics. Note these pics are a week old.

First pic of my raised bed. This year is lots of maters, and peppers. Some herbs planted in as well.

Bottom right towards the middle is Greek Oregano. I started it in early Oct. from a Bonnie seedling. Two plants in 4 inch Jiffy pots. It has exploded in the past couple of weeks. I had to dig it out when I tilled in early Feb. It seems all that did to it was make it grow faster.

Next in the dead center is a rosemary plant. Again another of the Bonnie Plants seedlings. It was 4 inches tall, and two and three quarter inches in girth of growth when I planted it in June of last year. Since then all I have done is raise it up when I tilled just as I did for the oregano. It is now just shy of two feet tall. I survived drought, frost, Ice, snow, and 5 hail storms to date. My soaker hoses go way far away from it. I leave it alone for the most part. I cut off a few sprigs when I wish to use it to cook with from time to time.

In the top of the raised beds right corner is sweet mint. Left corner is orange mint. I keep them in the corners to keep them in check. If left unchecked they can take over yards, and gardens quick. Many like to plant them in a sunken pot. I keep them in check by cutting lots out. My wife loves mint tea, so I try to keep her in stock on mint. That means cutting out huge amounts. It is super easy to grow. All one needs to grow mint is a cutting, some dirt, and ability to water it.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 10:52PM
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centexan254 zone 8 Temple, Tx

Here is a pic of my larger container for herbs at this time. I have it planted on the south east corner of the house. It gets a touch of shade in the evening from about 6 pm to dark. Planted inside of it are Mexican Terragon, Thai Basil, Chocolate Mint. I am rooting some of the orange mint in it for a friend of mine as well. It is an old wash tub. I drilled holes for draining, and put pot shards, pond pebbles. I covered that with a thin layer of coarse sand. I then filled it up with potting mix.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 11:00PM
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