When we first moved into our home about 14 years ago, there were 3 old pine trees in the yard. Knowing we wanted to have a vegetable garden and flower beds, we removed all 3 trees within the first year. 2 trees were in our current vegetable garden, and the 3rd tree was in the spot where our herb garden now sits. After the tree guys removed the tree, we had them leave the pile of wood chips, and I built a bed over top using the lasagna method.
At the bottom of the bed are the pine tree wood chips which are acidic in nature. Over top, I layered grass clippings, compost, and leaf mulch (from the local transfer station). Then, we started with a few herbs, and later I planted the butterfly bush. For whatever reason, weeds have never been an issue in this bed, and the herbs love growing in this bed.
I grow most of our herbs in this bed, though I have a rosemary and oregano plant growing next to our porch. Among the pictures of the herbs I shared below is one herb which I don’t recognize anymore. How terrible! The kids often pull the plant tags, leaving me at a loss for the plant name. If you recognize the herb, please share its name in the comments.
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