The herb spiral design is complete. Once the weather starts to warm up, we’ll start construction using patio pavers my neighbor gave us.
I picked herbs for both culinary and medicinal purposes. I’ll also plant herbs good for tea like lemon balm, bee balm and chamomile.
I added Nasturtiums and marigolds to the design too. Nasturtiums will ward off aphids and white flies while the marigolds will attract pest predators.
The (semi) final list:
- Lemon grass
- Lemon balm
- Bee balm
I thought about planting borage too, but it takes over any space it is planted in so I opted to skip mint and borage altogether.
Lemon balm and bee balm are members of the mint family, but they are a bit easier to control so I am comfortable putting them in the spiral. I’ve planted lemon balm in a container and it did not take over like the chocolate mint in the vineyard.
I want an herb spiral, not a mint spiral…although that might be nice for the front yard. Hmmm…
My spiral it will smell so nice
And look so pretty too
A yummy meal, a tasty spice
And healthy tea to brew