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4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral

4 Step Guide to Building a Herb Spiral
Want to make your own vertical herb spiral garden? This compact space saving design can be made with just a few basic steps. Construction materials and methods vary so after deciding on the best position and gathering your materials, you can have one built the same day. Depending on your budget and taste, herb spirals can be made very economically or be quite elaborate like this one with stone filled gabion walls. * [The original link to this image (via Cara-Ornamentals) is no longer available. I have no control over this & apologise for any inconvenience but you'll find alternative resources below.] If you like this particular design and want to learn to make the curved wire baskets, see the end of this post for videos & wire basket suppliers for Gabion Herb Spirals. Materials you’ll need Cardboard (without ink or tape), weed mat or gravel – optional but useful to kill weeds if building your spiral straight on top of lawn. Location Herb spiral with compass points. How to Build Your Spiral

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