How to Plant an Herb Bed
Forget your spice cabinet, and grow your very own herbs with this step-by-step planting guide.
- herb plants of choice
- grit or organic matter
- plastic membrane
- sharp knife
Step 1: Prepare the Soil
Choose a sunny spot, and prepare the soil by adding grit to heavy soils or organic matter to lighter soil. Weed the area thoroughly.
Step 2: Control the Weeds
Lay plastic membrane before planting the herbs to suppress weeds. This will help to warm the soil earlier in spring and retain moisture in summer.
Step 3: Plant the Herbs
Use a sharp knife to cut holes in the membrane, and plant through it. For a formal design, consider edging with a low box hedge.
Step 4: Give the Herbs Space
Choose a variety of herbs that prefer the same growing conditions. Arrange them before deciding their final positions, allowing space for them to grow.