One of my summer projects was to set up living wall of herbs on a patch of trellis in the back yard. The area is sheltered but also gets good sun. After scouring garden shops and daily deals for a few months, we came across this design which has individual pockets made of felt. This means that I can plant and water each herb separately and any excess water just drains through the felt.
I looked through my spice rack to see which herbs I use the most in my cooking and bought a few varieties of each in small pots to transplant into my wall. From top to bottom, I have planted:
- Italian and flat parsley
- lemon and pizza thyme
- Greek oregano
- garlic and regular chives
- sweet basil (I know this one will probably need to come inside during winter)
- rosemary to drape over the bottom edges.
|Living herb wall|