It is not the first time that we have talked about having a spiral garden , an option for those people with little space who want to grow a good number of plants in a limited area.
Spiral gardens are not only presented as a very practical solution when there is a lack of space in the home, but they can also have ornamental purposes if they are designed with good taste and precision.
- 1 Assemble the spiral garden
- 2 Zones and crops of a spiral garden
Build the spiral garden
Of course, to make a spiral orchard you have to know some questions because the success of the project will depend on this and the solid base so that the plants that grow staggered do so in good conditions.
To build your own spiral garden , you can use basic materials that you may even have at home: wood, stones, logs, compost, etc. Ideally, choose an elevated space in the garden or design it a few centimeters from the ground.
The first step when starting the process is to plan the spiral garden , organizing it from different areas in which plants with different needs will be located. Then you will have to draw a spiral-shaped drawing on the ground that will serve as a guide. Place small stones on the drawing to reinforce the line and then choose bricks, wood or any other element that serves as a support to create the garden. Place the elements vertically or horizontally, one on top of the other, creating a spiral in height so that there is a higher and a lower zone, with the possibility of having one or more zones in the middle.
As you build the spirals, you will fill them with soil until you finish the general design of the spiral garden.
Zones and crops of a spiral garden
If we talk about a standard spiral garden, you can divide it into three different zones in order to place similar plants in each of them. In the lower part, mix the soil with compost, in the middle area you can create a space with soil, two parts of substrate and one of sand, and in the upper area you can create a drier area by placing more sand than in the rest. This difference in terrain will allow you to grow different species.
Now, how do you know what to grow in a spiral garden ? These orchards are ideal for aromatic herbs as they do not grow too large and allow a variety of crops to be incorporated. According to the characteristics of each zone you can plant in the following way:
1. High part, with dry substrate and very sunny: thyme, oregano, lavender.
2. Middle part: coriander, chamomile, tarragon, valerian, lemon balm, coriander.
3. lower part, less sunny and more humid: calendula, mint, mint, celery, chives, wormwood, anise, parsley, onions.