Building instructions for a herb spiral

A herb spiral in the garden enriches the spice variety of your kitchen, because it offers the possibility to grow a large variety of herbs in a small space.

A herb spiral offers space for many spices and meets the most diverse requirements of the plants for heat, water, light and nutrients

  • How to build a herb spiral?
  • Step by step: Creating a herb spiral
  • Cross section of the herb spiral
  • Sample planting for an herb snail
  • More planting tips for the herb spiral
  • How to build a herb snail?
  • Step by step: Create a herb spiral
  • Cross section of the herb spiral
  • Sample planting for a herb snail
  • More planting tips for the herb spiral

Herb spirals have already enjoyed great popularity for many years. The special design of the spiral distinguishes it from the classic herb bed. For in a herb spiral you can plant together in a small space kitchen and medicinal herbs with a wide variety of site requirements. How Mediterranean herbs like rosemary and lavender, which have a preference for dry and nutrient-poor soil, find their place in the herb spiral. At the same time, there is a location for plants like the native peppermint, which loves it moist and nutrient-rich. With our detailed construction instructions and many tips on how to properly create such a bed in the garden, you can build a herb spiral yourself step by step.

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How to build a herb snail?

Choose for the herb spiral a fully sunny place in the garden, because most herbs need a lot of light and warmth. The plant should not be too small, so that the various herbs can develop well. For a good dozen plants in a herb spiral about 80 centimeters high, you need to plan for a minimum diameter of about three meters. This corresponds to an area of about seven square meters. Build the spiral retaining wall of the herb snail corner from natural stones as a dry wall, so without mortar, because that looks more natural. You can plant the gaps between the stones, for example, with thistle and thyme. At the same time, useful animals such as lizards and slow worms find shelter in the crevices of the wall.

Attention: Do not use standard soil for filling the herb snail! Similar to the raised bed, it also depends on the right substrate in the herb spiral. Within the herb spiral, four moisture zones can be distinguished: For the uppermost, dry zone, half sand is added to the garden soil. If you have very loamy soil, add lime chippings (from the building materials trade). Towards the bottom, the sand content decreases steadily. Instead, humus soil and compost are added to the garden soil in the lower areas. At the pond bank, the mixture finally consists only of soil and compost. So each plant within the herb snail gets the location that suits it best.

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