Team Herbs, or Team No Herbs?

Posted by @Trish on
Do you grow herbs in your garden? Let's discuss Team Herbs this week!

ImageHerbs - they can be grown in a "herb garden" by themselves, tucked around vegetables as part of companion planting, as well as tucked here and there in any ornamental garden.

As the name implies, if you don't grow herbs of any sort, you belong to Team No Herb, but keep reading! Herbs can provide your garden with texture, color, and scent that you just might find too tempting to resist. Those of us on Team Herb are going to want to convert you!

Obviously, if you grow herbs you belong to Team Herb! Tell us about your gardens! Herbs are such a varied topic and there are many many ways to grow them- I want to hear about all of them! I wrote this herb article last June, and as you can see, I'm a pretty big fan of cullinary herbs. I also grow medicinal herbs, although my list is pretty small as we're slowly getting our homestead set up here. I grow camomile, echinacea, fever few, yarrow, elderberries, and marshmallow. In addition, we also grow beebalm for the bees and lots of different mints for both the bees and for our own teas. Also on my wishlist is an herb spiral-we've planned one for years and years so I think it's time to go for it!

For me, herbs are the ultimate addition to ANY garden. Very few of them are attacked by pests, most of them will attract beneficial insects, many have companion planting benefits, and of course, they are useful in the kitchen and the medicine cabinet.

Comfrey in your garden will help build soil, borage is a perfect companion for tomatoes, cilantro/coriandor provides a wonderful winter herb, you can't eat pasta without basil and oregeno, the list just goes on and on!

Mint belongs in the orchard under your fruit trees, helping attract pollinating insects and also competing against the grass (the latter of which competes with your trees for resources!).

Obviously, I'm a huge fan of herbs. :)

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Definitely, YES! by SongofJoy May 7, 2017 8:02 AM 75

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