Where Can I Plant A Raised Herb Garden?

Indoor herb garden
Indoor herb garden

Where can I plant a raised herb garden? A raised bed garden, also known as garden boxes, simply means growing plants in soil that is higher than the ground, usually enclosed in wood, stones, etc.

A raised herb garden is just as it sounds. Growing herbs in soil higher than the ground, either for culinary, medicinal, or aromatic purposes. A raised bed is an excellent home for herbs, you get to determine what type of soil to use, alongside your herb.

Most herbs do well with regular, well-drained garden soil, however, you can add some compost or organic matter to help, organic matter or compost can also be used as an amendment for your raised garden.

Reasons For A Raised Herb Garden

  1. You get to grow different types of plants. Unlike the ground, where you only have one type of soil around, you can choose a suitable soil to place in your bed, by the type of herb you’ll be planting.
  2. Raised beds are the easiest to maintain. After a season of planting, the only thing you may have to do, after building your bed and filling it with good soil is amendments. Amendments are usually done by the top of your soil with compost. And you’re ready to plant again!
  3. A raised bed is an excellent way to protect your herbs from pests. Although most herbs possess a strong smell that acts as a repellant to pests, the raised bed also protects them from pests that crawl or walk and can’t fly.
  4. A raised bed is good for your health. Especially for elderly people. they do not have to worry about bending top much, which affects their back, in some cases, you can sit at the edge of your raised bed and carry on with your activities.
  5. There are fewer chances of weed growing in your raised herbs. Especially if your raised bed comes with a shield that separated your bed from the ground soil underneath, it becomes difficult for weeds to grow.

Where can I plant a raised herb garden?

Before starting your raised herb garden, there are some important factors to consider, one of these is the location for your herb garden. Most herbs are full sun herb, hence your raised herb garden should be in a location where your plant has access to 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.

This also depends on what you’re planting, if you’re growing plants that do well in partial shade, then you may adjust accordingly. Also, your raised herb garden is not meant for your garden only, it can be placed close to your kitchen, front yard, anywhere suitable for you.

5 Types of herbs to grow in a raised bed

1. Parsley

Parsley is a perennial herb and one of the most popular herb used for culinary purpose, Parsley do well in a raised bed and can be grown from seed, it is best grown in fertile, well-drained soil, it is best grown in full sunlight, although it is tolerant to partial shade. Parsley is also known for detoxification.

2. Basil

Basil. mint, parsley, coriander
Basil. mint, parsley, coriander

Basil is a herb from the mint family, it is a great source of vitamins and best used in the kitchen for various dishes. It is also used for various medicinal purposes. The basil is a full sun herb and needs a minimum of 6 hours of daily sunlight to grow properly. It is best grown in moist but well-drained soil.

3. Thyme

Thyme is another plant from the mint family, it is mostly used as spices but also known for its medicinal and ornamental effects. Thyme can be used fresh or dried, The oil is also as effective as every other part of it. Thyme is one herb to have in your raised bed garden. It is best grown from cuttings and in well-drained soil.

4. Dill

Dill is an annual herb, known for its great aroma. Dill is also widely known for its culinary purposes. However, it can be used for other purposes. It can be raised from seed and best planted in moist soil. It grows well in partial sun.

Where Can I Plant A Raised Herb Garden?

5. Mint

Mint is one of the most important herbs to have in your garden, it is a natural pest repellant, it is best known for its culinary and medicinal purposes.

Conclusion

You can definitely design a raised bed devoured to herb garden although when to plant your herbs might depend on the plants themselves but you can’t go wrong with herbs at the same time. 


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Jane Walton
Jane Walton is a mum of two living in the countryside with her husband and four-legged fury, Jasper. With a degree and passion for Plant and Agricultural science, Jane writes articles that help readers figure out what, why, and how to better understand their home and garden. She currently presides over that section here at UnAssaggio.com overseeing everything to make sure you get it right the first time.