While I am interning at the howdy farm, I will be completing a project. I have decided to build and plant a spiral herb garden. I am really excited about this project because the spiral garden teaches the principle concepts of permaculture. The spiral garden brings forth the concept of conscious plant placement. This is something we already implement at the farm but it will be a great learning experience for me. The project puts emphasis on plant watering and sun requirements because of the structure.
An example of a spiral garden is shown above (link to original image and webpage here). The structure of the garden allows for good water movement, that gives room for varying degrees of water adapted plants. The most drought tolerant plant would be planted at the top of the spiral and the “water-loving” plants would be at the bottom. The diameter of the spiral base is recommended to be about 6.5 ft and the tallest point, 3 ft. This allows for ample room for plant spacing and growth. I am excited to say that I will start building the ground base for the project this week.
Lastly, here is a list of some of the herbs I want to plant:
Guys I'm really excited about this project and I cant wait for you guys to see it.
Thanks for reading, Farmers.
My name is Cheyenne and I am a horticulture student at A&M. I am loving my internship, this semester. Being an intern at the (most amazing) howdy farm this fall is just one of the many ways I intend on making the most out of my last semester. I hope you all will find my blog entertaining and informative. I'm so excited to be apart of the farm and I am looking forward to learning all about it!