Herb Spiral Design

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:

  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Lemon grass
  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Nasturtium
  • Chives
  • Lettuce
  • Lemon balm
  • Bee balm
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Marigolds

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

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