Construction has begun on Shade Stone Farm's new herb garden. If all goes well we will have various herbs available soon!
Herbs waiting for their new home which is visible just below the deck railing.
The herb garden will have different micro-climates to simulate the conditions that different herbs prefer. The mountain stone will help retain heat and provide some shade. There will also be a small trellis system for cold-hard Kiwi vines.
The Herb Shnecke was something we saw while visiting an old castle in Germany. Shnecke means snail in German and the spiral design allows the grower to have moist, shady soil on the north side, moist sunny soil on the lower south side and hot dry soil at the top. We thought it was a great idea and decided to try it here at Shade Stone Farm.