Herb’s Place, started in 2020, has been expanding. The area under a set of stairs that was moved became part of this garden area. Trouble is the ground was so compacted that it was nearly impossible to dig into. So I moved a few bottomless pots and added a lot more and now the area is looking ready for the growing season.
The trellis always had old buckets at the base, (the bottoms had rusted away) full of scarlet runner beans. That was about the width of the garden, but with the added space I moved the railway tie borders out. The old buckets were replaced with some tubs from the plant tables.
When the stairs were moved from the side to the front of the deck one of the plant tables had to go, so the black tubs were moved into Herb’s Place and set in an U formation, 2 for the runner beans and the other 3 for various herbs.
This photo shows the wooden path that has been added to replace the temporary stepping stone, much easier for stepping inside and reaching all the containers. My friendly frog, Herb, is hoping for some mail but I don’t think there is delivery in that part of the garden. In the meantime the old mailbox will hold the garden tools for this area.
Lots of bottomless pots full of chives, garlic chives, allium and Egyptian Walking onions were added. When it is time I’ll be adding annual herbs of parsley, basil, borage and dill into the bottomless buckets. Perennial herbs in the tubs are oregano, thyme, sage and mint.
A couple of years ago I made a garden sign, inspired by a friend’s creation. It has finally found a home in Herb’s Place. I used a really vintage (was going to say old, but vintage sounds somuch better) hand claw to fasten on to the sign. Perhaps someone will come along and do the weeding for me!
Here is the area, much wider now, and easier to access. Looking forward to seeing the trellis full of climbing beans and the herbs all flourishing in the bottomless pots.
When the plant tables get planted there will be tomatoes and lettuce so I’ll have lots of good pickings for tasty salads in the summer.
What herbs do you grow?
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