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How to Build a Herb Spiral Garden

As a urban gardener, I love ideas that help create more growing space, are visually appealing, low maintenance, very do-able and are easily accessible.

The Herb Spiral is a nature-inspired vertical garden design that is highly productive and energy efficient. It allows you to stack plants in a pyramid to maximise space - a practical and attractive solution. It is typically 6.5ft wide in diameter at the base, ascending to 3.2- 4.2ft, with the center of the spiral at the highest point. The spiral ramp provides a planting area large enough to accommodate all your common culinary herbs but is certainly not limited to just growing herbs!

If you are interested in how the design works and all the benefits, you can read more about them at http://themicrogardener.com/15-benefits-of-a....

I thought I'd share a tutorial on this DIY project which can be as cheap and cheerful or elaborate as your budget allows - the

Difficulty: Moderate

To see more: http://themicrogardener.com/4-step-guide-to-building-a-herb-spiral/

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  • The Micro Gardener - Anne
    Tracy C, there are lots of micro alternatives to this concept that still use the vertical principles and are aesthetically pleasing.
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  • Patricia Miller-Darrow
    I love this idea!
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  • Barbara Smith
    Barbara Smith Apache Junction, AZ
    Any ideas for the Dry, Hot weather ( sunny ) Arizona plantings??? I would really love

    some help, ideas>>>

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  • Little Mountain Haven
    Cute Herb Spiral!

    We built a larger one last year: http://www.hometalk.com/2401504/how-to-build...

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  • Munequita
    Munequita Fort Worth, TX
    i love it good idea
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    • The Micro Gardener - Anne
      Munequita I love this design too - great use of space and attractive with so many options for using different materials so it suits everyone's budget.
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  • Vahamilton
    I really want the compact version made with the spiral gabion. Where could I get one of those or instruction for constructing exactly that? It is so attractive! Thanks.
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    • The Micro Gardener - Anne
      Vaha The tutorial for making a herb spiral (using any materials) is in the post and the links to the information on gabion designs are directly under the gabion image. There are some basic
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  • Didondy
    nice one
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  • The Micro Gardener - Anne
    Thanks for your feedback!
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  • Fatima Campos
    YOU ARE GREATTTTTTTT
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