As you can see from the picture a spiral garden is a clever circular design which enables you to grow more crops in a small space. This design is becoming more and more popular and with good reason since it has many advantages over planting herbs in open ground. The article which is quoted below is by Anne who is the owner of The Micro Gardener website. After describing exactly what a spiral garden is she then lists fifteen benefits of growing herbs in this way.
Do you have limited sun, space or time to garden? Want a highly productive, energy efficient way to grow food???Then consider a herb spiral design in your garden. Creating a?Herb Spiral?close to your kitchen might be your?perfect?solution.
What is a Herb Spiral?
The Herb Spiral is a highly productive and energy efficient, vertical garden design. You can?stack plants horizontally AND vertically to maximise space.?It?s a practical and attractive solution for urban gardeners. A herb spiral design?is typically 1.5 ? 2m (5 ? 6.5ft) wide in diameter at the base and rises to 1.0 ? 1.3m (3.2 ? 4.2ft). The centre of the spiral is at the highest point. The spiral ramp provides a planting area large enough to fit in?all your common culinary herbs.
?We can often use the spiral form in design, both to create compact forms of otherwise spread-out placements and to guide water and wind flows to serve our purposes in landscape.? ? Bill Mollison, Permaculture: A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future
Go to the next page to learn more of the benefits of growing herbs in a spiral garden.