Pip Permaculture Magazine


Growing your own medicinal garden is easy and the benefits of having fresh herbs on hand – both medicinal and edible – are immeasurable.

It’s difficult to know the age and viability of dried herbs, so growing varieties which are suited to both your climate and soil conditions will ensure you have the highest chance of gaining the best therapeutic and culinary outcomes.

While germinating seeds and striking cuttings in a greenhouse will deliver great results, you can also have a lot of success by direct seeding and planting cuttings straight into the ground. As well as allowing the plant to establish a stronger root system by not disturbing it when transplanting from seed trays, being in the ground means seedlings require less-frequent watering in hot conditions.

Prepare the beds using plenty of organic material before scattering the seeds and covering with a layer of fine river sand or seed-raising mix. Water in well and ensure the soil stays damp

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