The herb beds that we have at home are our experimental, home use and recipe developer herbs. So, we are always trying to grow new herbs just to see how they grow, what they need to grow, how they look and if they are herbs we may use.
In one of our little contained herb beds, we have had Feverfew, Yarrow, Spiderwort and Garlic Chives growing for a couple of years now.
Feverfew and Yarrow are some very old herbs. They are not used as much anymore. But, we learned a lot about them as we grew them. They are no longer needed in this little bed.
As you can see, I haven’t touched this bed yet this year.
Yup, it has run amuck! Time to clear it out.
The leafy plant is Feverfew. It is getting pulled out.
Also the fern like leaf plant, Yarrow, its getting pulled out.
This is garlic chives. It is being moved and separated in a different herb bed. Garlic chives have a pretty white blooming flower on them that will bloom mid summer.
This is spiderwort. I am moving this to it’s own pot. It is already blooming with small fuchsia/purple flowers.
I also had to remove many herbs that decided to move in to this little bed such as Lambs Ear, Lemon Balm and regular chives.
Once I took out all the plants, I took a small hand shovel and dug deep into the soil and turned it over. I was able to get out all the root systems that were still in there. I added a bit more compost and soil and now it is ready for it’s new occupants.
This is Applemint. It is a favorite of mine and I never see it available any where. I want to get it out of this oak barrel and into more direct sun. You can see they are a bit scraggly and spindly. Not good! I want them fuller and bushier.
And here they are in their new home. They need to be cut down again but, they are starting to bush out now. They are happy, happy, happy!
I wrote this post a few weeks ago. I have harvested the Applemint once already and they are ready to be harvested again! Yup, they really do love their new home!
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