Do you know that the popularity of world cuisine which uses culinary herbs has grown tremendously in countries such as India, Chinese and Italian food? This development has also opened doors for many schools to culinary courses, culinary restaurants and more developments related to the culinary herbs industry.
But what we would like you to learn today is all about the best tips for herb garden design. For most planters, the design of a garden is a vital component since it makes planting and growing of herbs garden in the backyards, windowsill and even container gardening very interesting and extra special. A good garden design is one that is functional in a lot of different ways. Now, do you want to start learning? Functional herb gardens allows for natural healing, a fragrant area, a very attractive focal point, and good ingredients for culinary preparation. According to expert planters, you would need to consider some factors in order to design and create a successful herb garden.
The factors to be considered when establishing a very functional herb garden design includes:
1. Space available – When you are designing a herb garden you should first consider the availability of space. This is very important. Your space will determine the kind of soil, the kind of plants you will be planting and the type of soil that you will need for the successful growing of herb garden plants. What if you don’t have the required space for your planned herb garden? Well, you can try planting your herbs indoors.
The ideal site for your herb garden should have full sun for most of the day. It should be big enough so that you can grow all the herbs you wish to plant, but not that large that you will have trouble maintaining it. Your garden should be near your house too. How would you like to harvest herbs if it’s a trek across the backyard in a rainy day?
2. Micro climate of the site – The site’s climatic condition is also very important. The kind of soil that you will use is equally important. If you cannot produce a good soil, there will be tendencies you will fail in your herb gardening plans. Is this garden located in the southern part of the house or does it receive regular sunlight everyday day? These are questions that you should answer before you start planting.
3. Which herbs we wish to grow – Think about the kind of herbs that you wish to plant. For example, if you want to have a culinary herb garden, you should keep track of the herbs that you use in cooking most frequently. Note too that there are herbs that need special attention.
4. Aesthetic appeal of the garden – The aesthetic look of the garden should be seriously considered in herb garden design so that you can be proud to present your own herb garden to friends and associates.
5. Grouping of plants – Plants must be grouped according to its usefulness and all other considerations. Some planters categorize plants by perennials, biennials and other classifications. Other gardeners group their plants by blocks. For example, a block of parsley, a block of mint, etc. Herb encroaching is prevented in this type of gardening.
6. Closeness of the house – You also need to consider how far your garden is from your house is. Ideally, your garden should be near your house to make watering easier.
7. Incorporation of ‘non herbs’ – If you include ‘non-herbs’ in the garden you must understand some limitations. There are herb plants that are affected by non-herbs so they must be properly identified.