Fill ‘er Up!

The medicinal herb spiral is built and filled.

All materials used for the construction were free.

Cardboard and newspaper for weed control, landscaping bricks from our neighbor and good, black, worm filled soil from our pasture.

The labor was free too.



The seeds that we will be planting were the only cost, and that was minimal…less than $15 for all.

  • Cilantro (saved from last year’s crop)
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Chives
  • Lemon balm
  • Bee balm
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Chamomile

We’ll also throw nasturtium and marigolds in for pest control and maybe some lettuce for filler.


Our neighbor has more bricks for us, so we’ll build this up a little bit more before we start planting. If possible, I’d like the top to be flush with the stump.

I’d also like to plant some sort of ground cover over the whole thing to help with unwanted weeds, but for this year, we will mulch with straw.

We’ll top the whole thing off with a planter or some sort of garden statue on the top of the stump.

Let the growing begin!

Herbs in the spiral
Tempting butterflies and bees
A fragrant garden

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