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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 22, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Having small areas dedicated to herbs in the garden sometimes works out.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 22, 2015 3:48 PM CST
I have a large herb garden, divided into several specific sections where I group herbs for a specific purpose - culinary, aromatic, medicinal, female complaints, repellent herbs, relaxation, and my personal favorite the magical section (based on old folklore). It's been a fun and constant learning process for me. Here's a link to some photos on a thread in the vegetable forum (@Dave, could you move this over to the herb forum?) The thread "My herb garden" in Vegetables and Fruit forum
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 30, 2015 2:25 PM CST
Saw this on Facebook this morning -- looks like a cool way to make an herb spiral...

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I like this planter idea, too...

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gardeningal
Oct 30, 2015 6:38 PM CST
I think Dave and his wife did a larger version of that spiral herb garden earlier this year...? There was a video. Pardon my older brain.
Looks cool. Great for a smaller garden.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 8, 2015 6:16 PM CST
I re-purposed my vegetable garden into an herb garden several years ago. I went from five 3' wide x 20' long rows to a labyrinth of sorts, identifying and planting each section with a specific purpose - culinary, aromatic, magical, astrological, medicinal, repellents, and (my favorite) the bitch corner (herbs helpful for female complaints). It has been a great experience so far - the first few years I just grew the herbs, noting their growth patterns and rearranging them. Many are thugs and/or get really large. I am slowly starting to harvest and use them for various tinctures and lotions, learning along the way. I still incorporate some vegetables in the garden, although I only grow what we can use fresh rather than freezing/canning. Ever evolving...

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Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
nell
Nov 8, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Deb I like how you sectioned your herb garden.what herbs are in your magical section? nell
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 8, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Garlic (vampires and such), mugwort (wild dreams), absinthe (makes you crazy), fennel (clairvoyance), vervain (visions), cannabis (more visions), clover (luck), dictamnus (for the fun of lighting the volatile gas), and betony (repels ghosts). All taken with a large grain of salt. Here's an early spring photo, with appropriate voodoo yard art.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 8, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Deb, I've probably said this in some other post, but your herb gardens are beautiful!

I really like this one; mugwort (wild dreams)

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Name: Debra
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Nov 8, 2015 8:50 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 9, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Your herb gardens are stunning Thumbs up

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