Join me on my journey to create my herb garden! Right now my potted herbs are here, there, and everywhere, but very soon they will be growing wild in my backyard.
Do you see that little blue shed behind my garden (pictured above)? That little patch of land around the blue shed will soon be wild, wonderful, and full of herbs!
I plan to create an herb spiral for the smaller plants, put the larger plants in big wooden barrels, plant the flowering herbs all over the little patch of land and in window boxes for the blue shed, and create a raised bed for the herbs that require a sandier soil.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis), a member of the Asteraceae family, is a relative of other helpful plants such as chamomile, yarrow, dandelion, Echinacea, and Arnica. And just like its family members, Calendula has a plethora of wonderful benefits and uses!
I love to eat fresh, young cilantro leaves (Coriandrum sativum L.), but the seeds are also quite useful. One of the best known uses of coriander is for digestion. As an aromatic carminative, coriander seed is used to help stimulate healing if you are troubled by gas, colic, and intestinal griping.
White Sage (Salvia apiana) is mostly thought of for smudging, with the smoke used in different Native American purification rituals, but a study performed at the University of Arizona in 1991 demonstrated that Salvia apiana has potential antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Candida brassicae.
Those are just a few of the herbs I have in growing in pots here, there, and everywhere! I’ll keep y’all posted as I get my beds ready, build my herb spiral, and sow my seeds in the backyard. I hope y’all have a great day! 💚