Friday, March 5, 2010

Spiral Vegetable or Herb Garden

A spiral vegetable garden planted with lettuce and greens is a very interesting way to grow vegetables or herbs. It has obvious design appeal with its circular form yet is fundamentally a raised bed. I can see where a spiral garden might make an interesting centerpiece for a parterre garden layout. We saw this spiral at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on Thursday.



Setting up a spiral garden is pretty straightforward. Arrange the perimeter of the circle first then gradually fill your way toward the center while building up the spiral. You may want to set up an outline first by using a garden hose first to see how large you want the spiral. I would also advise removing the sod below it or laying a thick layer of cardboard and newspapers to prevent weeds and grass from growing in underneath.
Spiral gardens are a good option if you have a limited amount of space to grow your herbs and vegetables. I don't think this is a good idea for tomatoes, but your spring greens should be happy!

11 comments :

  1. I love it. That is so neat and tidy and just plain beautiful. Thanks for sharing that. Have a nice weekend.

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  2. I must've missed this one. Glad you are showing them. I thought this year's gardens a bit sparse compared to previous years but it was still so fun.

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  3. It looks neat. I might have to find a place to do something like that.

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  4. I could do this. I want to plant herbs, but don't want another garden bed like all the others. I could do a small version of this next to the patio -- you're right, it's just a raised bed, but it looks cool. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. This is such a great little garden to get kids into the garden, too! The spiral snail would interest little ones, too. I thought it was charming when we ran across it this morning. I did come home with a few treasures to plant in the garden. gail

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  6. I love that spiral garden, anything that saves space. I just ordered a cucumber grid from Gardeners supply. It looks a lot bigger than in the picture- yikes!

    Eileen

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  7. Now that is a super idea. It looks real neat too. I might could try that.
    I've wondered about the cucumber grid. If it works it could save space. Hope it works for you Gatsbys Gardens. Let us know.

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  8. I love this! It looks like a seashell of some sort. I might have to try this this summer.

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  9. Dear Dave this is a great idea ! Especially for me with limited space .. I think I am going to try this out for my herb circle !
    Thanks for posting about it : )
    Joy

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  10. Would the rocks have to have something to hold them together?

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