Planning a new herb garden
I have about a 3x12 area that I've been using for herbs in pots. Many of these have outgrown their pots and this year have frozen with our week long temps of 19-25 or so (yes, I know I know, but we're in sunny CA! ;) )
I'm thinking of putting the herbs in the ground this year with 12x12" blocks throughout to hopefully slow down the nastursium that has taken over!
When I first started with herbs, I planted them all in a 3x3' box, and they all grew crazy and I didn't know what was what! I tore that out and went to pots.
So, with my 3x12' area, what's left alive through this freeze is rosemary in a planter, looking healthy, thyme (I love several kinds) is getting a bit root bound, Sage-very small, might want to go into the ground.
Dead is marjorum, chives, tarragon basil (of course)
So, anyway....thoughts on doing a checkerboard-type herb garden? What herbs would be good in clay-like ground, and a pretty layout? Nancy