Thankfully, planning the layout of your herb garden is not rocket science. A successful herb garden layout is relatively simple and does not require a lot of work. A real herb garden needs to still look and grow like herbs were meant to grow naturally. Not only will this help the herbs, it will also help save your back. Let the herbs themselves help you plan your herb garden layout.
Take an honest look at the resources you have for your herb garden layout. If you already have a greenhouse, you have a great place for seedlings or herbs that need a more Mediterranean climate in order to grow, like basil. If you don’t have a greenhouse or a large garden plot, then don’t fret. Just use a simple steel rack and flowerpots in your kitchen or front porch as your portable herb garden layout. An herb garden doesn’t have to be all in one patch of ground in order to be a useful, satisfying herb garden.
Take a look at what herbs you usually use in your cooking and start from there. If you want to grow mint, keep in mind that mint demands a lot of space and will choke any other herbs or flowers growing nearby so it needs to be in a space all on its own. However, herbs like parsley don’t mind a little company.
As you can now see you just can’t plant herbs willy-nilly into the ground. That’s an herb garden layout that’s a recipe for disaster. You have to actually do some homework as to what kind of soil your herb prefers, how far apart it should be from other herbs, how much sunlight it needs, and when its growing season is.
An easy way to start is to grow a few hardy herbs like thyme, parsley, chives and dill until you get the hang of it. Your herb garden layout will vary from season to season as your experience grows and understanding of what plants need to flourish. You will soon start to reap your harvest of fresh organic herbs and life will be richer for it.