Designing and Planting a Medicinal Herb Garden

Hey y’all, I am Tracy and welcome to simply dig it farms for any of you who’re new to our Channel. My husband Jean, and I purchased our farm right here nearly seven years in the past November. This yr will likely be seven years in the past.

It’s 18 a little bit over 18 acres in Central Alabama. Once we purchased this property. It was an entire Clean Slate. It was 9 acres of pasture and 9 acres of previous hardwood forest and it has an attractive Creek on the property with a few Pure Springs, additionally, so our complete property, all three sides of our property is surrounded by pure sources.

We fell in love with this place once we first discovered it. Once we discovered this property, it was an absolute Inconceivable Dream for us to have the ability to get this property, however God made the not possible attainable. We’ve a video the place Gene and I share our testimony about how God made this dream and this property attainable for us I will, put a hyperlink to that above.

If you wish to go watch it, our objective in creating this farm and Homestead is to create a self-sufficient, self-sustaining farm and Homestead for us and our household. As of proper now, on simply to get Farms, we now have honeybees, we now have laying hens, we now have Nigerian dwarf goats, we now have an awesome Pyrenees named Clyde and we now have a lab named champ and we now have a cat named Charlie.

We’ve a protege Backyard, which is a French impressed Model, Kitchen backyard, and it’s the place Magnificence and performance meets. I’m a panorama. Designer and wonder is simply as essential to me as features, so the Protege Backyard simply works superbly for us.

One of many very first issues that we did right here on our farm was to create an orchard. We’re shifting that Orchard to the Protege backyard and in court docket working all of it collectively. So we’re within the means of that proper now, as a result of the place the orchard is now, we would like it to be a part of the rotational grazing pastures for our goats and our future animals that we plan to get Jean’s.

Dad and mom moved to our farm final yr and we now have transformed a shed right into a cottage cabin for them. Our older son Chase lives right here on the farm with us. Our youthful son, likelihood is within the Air Drive and he’s married to my lovely daughter-in-law Renee and they’re having us our first grandbaby, which is a boy and his identify goes to be Cooper.

He’s due in June and we’re so excited. We will not hardly sand it in the present day is Thursday April. The sixth tomorrow is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. So I need to go forward and need you all a really completely happy and blessed Easter, regardless that our final frost date for Central Alabama is March 17th.

I all the time like to attend and plant my summer season, greens, summer season, flowers, something that is not chilly hardy. I all the time like to attend and plant these issues on Good Friday or after Good Friday, as a result of we all the time have a flate freeze right here in Alabama.

We all the time have one and I’ve made the error many instances of planting issues early or planting issues proper out, my final frost date after which dropping all of them and having to plant and begin over again.

So I all the time wish to attempt to wait till Easter weekend to do my main planting and it looks as if it is all the time Easter weekend when it is tremendous tremendous chilly, however I really feel, just like the frost, is previous any hazard of frosted and I can go forward and begin planting.

I hope I am proper so my undertaking for in the present day is to start out planting a number of my . I’ve been rising a number of right here in my Greenhouse. I’Ve been rising culinary in addition to a number of .

We partnered with instruments and created a medicinal herb seed assortment, really, two of them a premium assortment and a deluxe assortment, and I’ve been rising all the herbs from each of these collections, as a result of I needed us to be on a journey collectively of rising.

Our personal drugs, so my huge objective for these collections was to start out the seed with you guys, collectively to develop the seed into lovely, wholesome little vegetation and to plant these into the backyard to observe them develop, to find out about them, to reap them and to truly Create drugs and merchandise out of the herbs – that’s my huge objective for this yr, is to be on this journey with you guys of rising our personal drugs.

So we have began the seeds collectively, we have grown the herbs collectively within the greenhouse and in the present day we’ll begin planting these herbs within the Protege Backyard. Earlier than we begin planting these herbs. Let’S have a look collectively at what all we have got rising in right here.

I’Ve received a number of various things rising right here within the greenhouse, all of which aren’t herbs. Some are squash. Tomatoes. Have a look at these vegetation – oh my gosh, they’ve, gotten so huge, and these squash – I really may need began these just a bit bit too early.

I’Ve received roses in right here. I’Ve received every kind of various vegetation and issues that I am rising in right here, however in the present day I needed to simply cowl with you guys all the completely different herbs that we’ll be rising collectively this yr.

These are nasturtiums that I am rising I’ve received all completely different varieties that I am rising and regardless that they are not within the medicinal collections, they’re medicinal, they’ve medicinal properties and you may eat the gorgeous flowers they’ve like a little bit peppery type of taste.

All of those are borage um. That is catnip. I’Ve already been planting some. These are completely different, culinary Basils Thai cinnamon. That is lemon balm. That is chamomile. These little tiny ones listed here are horehound.

I must pot these up and fertilize them. Give them an opportunity to get a little bit larger and all of those are holy basil and I’ve received to divide all these out and pot them up too. I have never performed that but that is cilantro over right here.

These 4 proper right here had been speculated to be ardour, flowers, however for some motive by some means the seed received combined up they usually’re all echinaceous, besides I do have one little ardour flower in right here rising, so I ended up with only one ardour flower.

That is peppermints proper right here. There – and right here I can get it and I’ve already planted a few these in some pots again right here – is Roselle Roselle hibiscus, extra chamomile, I really like chamomile.

That is bee. Balm received a tray of those, and that is that is some candy basil? That is extra lemon balm and that is fever. Few down right here, I’ve received yarrow a number of yarrow over right here. That is germander, it is an herb and I am utilizing this to make like little hedges within the Protege Backyard I really propagated.

These. I took cuttings off of those I’ve and did these began these final yr over right here I’ve received and lavenders over. Right here I’ve hops. Have a look at all these hops. I nonetheless haven’t got something for these to develop on.

I’M gonna should go. Get some cattle panel trellises for these to develop on. I positively need to have the ability to develop this hops this yr. Look how good they give the impression of being again right here is echinacea. I’Ve received a lot echinacea.

I type of went loopy with that and the hyssop have a look at all these hiccups, and that is Sage, the broadleaf Sage backyard sage. All of those again right here is calendula. I type of went nuts with the calendula and these are mom warts.

I ended up with 4 mom wart. These had been type of laborious to get began um. These are instances that I picked up from petals and this can be a that I picked up from petals. All of this different that I am exhibiting you we have grown collectively from seed.

That is um. What is that this marshmallow marshmallow proper right here? It’S not within the assortment, but it surely’s an awesome herb. That is the butterfly pea that makes the blue flowers and you can also make the blue tea out of it’s extremely medicinal.

It’S not within the assortment, but it surely’s an awesome one to have. These are fennels that I’ve received completely different, fennels and deal, and over right here that is Mullins. I must pot these up and that is spy lanthes. These are so tiny they’re taking without end to develop, however they’re coming.

I simply must separate separate them out and pot them up. So I’ll attempt to get a few of these planted in the present day. I’M fairly positive I am not going to have the ability to get all of them performed, however I’m going to attempt to get a fairly good begin on it.

So this may occasionally find yourself being a two-part video, however I needed to carry you guys together with me, as a result of we’re on this journey collectively to develop our personal drugs, I’ll begin with the Roselle and let’s examine the calendula, I am gonna attempt to go forward And begin getting these calendulas within the floor and we’re gonna pray that there is not any Frost, but when there’s I am gonna, should go round the entire backyard and canopy these items up.

Roselle is a tropical herb and it must be in full solar and it may get very huge. It’S going to most likely get six seven ft tall six seven ft huge. It’S gonna get actually huge. So I do know precisely the place I am gonna put it it’s going to get full solar right here and it will have loads of area to develop, we’re within the Protege Backyard right here, and that is the Southwest finish of the Protege Backyard.

So I’ve a border going across the finish and this border is my medicinal herb border. So earlier than we begin planting, I needed to indicate you what is within the medicinal herb border. Thus far we have got yarrow right here.

I consider this one is Cerise Queen, and this can be a ginkgo biloba that I simply planted and you may see that Frost received it a little bit bit, but it surely’s popping out. That is going to be an enormous tree. That is marshmallow that did come again the place I planted it a few years in the past there and there.

That is humorous proper right here. That is Mullen and it is on the surface of the mattress. I had it planted proper there and it reseeded and began rising on the surface of the mattress. I will likely be leaving this. I’ve 5 roses that I’ve chosen for this medicinal or border, and I selected them as a result of they make a extremely huge rose.

Hips they usually’re. Actually excessive in vitamin C additionally the one on the very finish down there. I selected it as a result of it is actually aromatic actually good for making merchandise with. So that is Katie Highway, pink, that is lemongrass! I do not assume it may come again out of it.

I’M most likely gonna have to chop that down in replant it. This one is previous blush. This Rose dates again to the 1800s and it makes not huge rose hips, but it surely makes a number of rose hips. That is horehound that I had planted a pair years in the past and it is lovely it has that lovely silver foliage.

That is comfrey. This is a superb herb. All people ought to have of their Backyard. For therefore many alternative causes. It’s a dynamic accumulator to your backyard. You can also make a fertilizer with this. It’S additionally known as the knit bone herb as a result of it they mentioned, in case you make poultices out of it, it might heal damaged bones.

It’S actually good to make salves and such out of it for pores and skin points. Comfrey is simply glorious and the pollinators love these little blooms. These are echinaceas that I’ve beforehand planted right here, um, extra comfrey and extra comfrey.

This Rose known as foundation blueberry and makes very nice Rose. Hits on that some catnip come again up type of unfold it in several spots and popped up. That is only a wildflower right here. It’S Texas, blue bonnet.

I do not actually know if it has any medicinal properties, most likely not, but it surely’s a wildflower and it popped up. This Rose known as Hansa and it makes very nice rose hips, it’s a ragosa rose, lovely foliage and I’ve received yarrow in right here.

That is Autumn, damask Rose and this Rose is tremendous aromatic and is used so much in magnificence merchandise due to the perfume um. I received a number of completely different wildflowers popping up in right here. That’S corn, flowers, Johnny bounce ups received completely different poppies.

Gon na pop up um over right here I’ve received moriaro. That is Rebecca. It is a rose that my good friend Holly gave me referred to as, will pink and over right here is a few bee balm. That’S arising. This was my eucalyptus tree.

The frost killed it. So I’ve received to return reduce this down, however there’s new development arising. So it is nonetheless alive, however all of that is useless, so it is received to go in order that’s designated as my medicinal herb border after which, as you come round to those entrance borders, additionally they have a number of completely different herbs.

In them. I’Ve received lavenders. I’Ve received echinaceas um cat mints roses, all completely different type of herbs, roses and perennials are in right here too, so my herbs is type of continued from that border. All the best way round to those entrance borders of the Protege Backyard in areas for my herbs, I even have them simply dotted in all within the Protege beds I’ve like on that finish mattress.

I’Ve received sages and rosemaries and and on my little half circles right here, I’ll be including a number of completely different herbs. I simply embody all of them within the Protege beds, as properly all amongst my greens and fruits, and completely different meals that I am rising, as a result of herbs are such nice companion vegetation they convey in a number of useful bugs, their insect their pest confusers herbs simply make great companion vegetation Amongst a number of your completely different vegetables and fruit plus, I simply love herbs.

I am unable to have too many herbs in my life and in my backyard, so I like to include all of them. All through my protege beds, my herb borders, my Cottage Backyard, I’ve received them Integrated round my hen coop and my backyard shed they’re in all places.

You simply cannot have too many herbs in your backyard. Okay, I am gonna plant. These Rosales again within the again finish of those borders. Like there’s one there, I’ll put it there and it will have this complete Area to develop, plus they get actually huge.

So I am gonna put one there and I am gonna put mine there and over there in that again nook. Okay, we received the Roselle planted, let’s do calendula subsequent, okay, I am gonna begin with this one first, as a result of it is the most important it is received the most important vegetation, and this one is the prince combine from the corridor seed collections and get this one within the floor.

Now it’s sizzling and humid out right here in the present day y’all I received a sense we’ll have a very popular, intense summer season. Okay, I am gonna plant, a few of these calendulas within the Protege beds. What I’ll do is definitely plant them in these semi-circles right here.

On this mattress and over on that mattress, colangela is an excellent herb that has a number of nice medicinal properties for pores and skin points, and I wish to make – I do know – y’all most likely say this 1,000,000 instances, however I wish to make this Sab out of it.

I name it a gardener Salve and it is actually great things for dry cracked irritated pores and skin. So I am wanting ahead to harvesting these little flowers and making and making that zap um and we’re gonna try this collectively.

Calendula is an annual for me right here in Central Alabama and when it begins getting actually sizzling, it can begin taking part in out. It’Ll be performed, it’s going to be completed um. We are able to develop it right here in Spring and in Fall. It likes the cooler months right here and what you may must do when this calendula begins blooming is Harvest it on daily basis come out each single day.

Very first thing within the morning, when all of these important oils are concentrated within the plant to return out early within the morning and harvest, all of the flowers which have opened up after which the following day do the identical factor.

The extra you harvest, the flowers, the extra flowers it can produce on the plant, plus the extra flowers that you will get to make drugs out of so for me right here in Central Alabama, the place it will get actually sizzling, actually fast.

We barely have a spring normally and it will get tremendous sizzling. So I must get these implants within the floor as quickly as attainable. In order quickly because the final frost you are positive it is over with get your calendula within the floor as a way to get harvest of it this spring after which this fall plant.

One other spherical of it and you will have loads of calendula to make some superior Salve and Drugs out of it to your pores and skin. I’Ve received about 4 completely different kinds of calendula that I am rising this yr and we have got one planted already.

It was the host the one from the prince combine and that one was within the medicinal herbsy assortment. This one is strawberry blonde and it’s so fairly this one is gorgeous. Now I received to resolve the place I’ll plant these.

I feel I’ll do it over on the tip of those Protege beds, that is closest to the medicinal herb border. So, let’s examine yeah, I am gonna put it proper right here, I am gonna have my and I’ve received this one little mattress down right here.

On the tip, only for herbs, flowers, no matter one thing to companion plant with my tomatoes, so I am gonna put my strawberry blonde calendula on this mattress. Now what I love to do is I put my label in after I plant and Gertrude Jeep oil, which is considered one of my backyard Heroes.

She mentioned that having a plant tag in your backyard was a shame and a disgrace so – and I do agree together with her as a result of it does it isn’t as fairly once we’ve received all these tags throughout your beds, however um. I put my tag in right here till I can come again round with my journal and I put the whole lot down in my journal after which I will take away the tags, as a result of I do agree with groceries all these little plant tags throughout your backyard is just not very lovely.

I went forward and received all the calendula planted in these two beds. I’Ve received the calendula from the home instruments, medicinal herb seed assortment right here, and that is Pacific combine. I’Ve received it on this first and second Circle semicircle after which over right here I’ve received the identical factor within the first one after which in the second.

I’Ve received 4 of them within the center as a result of I ran out after which on the ends right here in right here. I’Ve received the strawberry blonde. I made a decision to place the remainder of the calendula on the tip of those three Protege beds right here.

So proper here’s a little bit. That is the snow princess from Baker Creek after which all the best way down this row is the Snow Princess as properly, and I’ve nonetheless received room the place I can plant one thing else to the facet of it after which on the tip of this mattress.

These are all of the strawberry blonde proper right here and I ran out of these so the place this rock begins, that’s, the Pacific combine and the remainder of the Pacific combine is on the tip of this mattress. That’S all the calendula that I’ve grown and it is actually too late to do one other succession by the point they begin blooming, it’s going to be too sizzling right here, however I did as I sowed the seed I did sow them in succession, so the larger ones – the home ones That I planted first, they had been the primary ones that I planted after which every week later I planted the following ones.

In every week later I planted the following ones. I most likely will not be harvesting all the calendula blooms on the similar time, however they will be fairly shut and I ought to have the ability to get a extremely good harvest off of all of those earlier than it will get too sizzling out right here.

Okay, let’s examine what we’ll plant subsequent um, I feel we’ll plant some chamomile subsequent, I am gonna go along with. I’Ve received two completely different varieties right here and I am gonna go along with my chamomile from Halls. First, this one proper right here, chamomile actually is a perennial for me, however yearly mine dies out when it begins getting actually sizzling.

It simply burns up and dies out, so I am gonna attempt one thing a little bit completely different this yr and I am gonna plant it over. Right here, beneath this maple tree within the medicinal artwork border and it will get some shade. It’Ll get some dapple time, but it surely’ll get some shade and I am hoping that it may do higher, I am hoping by planting it round this tree the underside of this tree.

It’S going to get sufficient afternoon shade that it’ll do higher and perhaps not fritter away this yr. Chamomile is an attractive little herb. I really like its feathery foliage that it has Ethereal feathery, foliage and the little Bloom on it’s simply candy.

It’S a little bit white daisy like flower with yellow facilities, and it smells so good within the backyard. You’ll be able to simply be out right here working and also you get this whiff of like a candy Apple like scent. It smells so so good chamomile would not get very tall.

It stays fairly low to the bottom and type of spreads a little bit bit, so it makes a superb floor cowl, or a extremely nice herb, to place like on the entrance of your backyard to the entrance borders of your backyard.

And it is only a actually lovely herb. Within the backyard now for us like, I mentioned it must be a perennial and it all the time dies out on me when it will get too sizzling, I am actually hoping by planting it beneath this maple tree, the place it is type of shady it does get sufficient Solar right here right here, although, For it to bloom properly, however I consider it may be protected against our tremendous sizzling afternoon, shade proper right here, that is what I am hoping for anyway.

I’d love for this little lovely herb to return again yearly, as a substitute of dying out on me when it will get sizzling. Not solely is it lovely within the backyard, however it’s a great medicinal herb, the little flowers we love to choose the little flowers and make chamomile tea.

It’S only a sedative. It’S a chilled herb, it is an awesome one, to drink earlier than you go to mattress at evening, so we wish to take the little blossoms of this some anticip some catnip a little bit little bit of mint, perhaps some lemon balm and make an exquisite nighttime sleepy tea.

With this actually good, actually good for calming nervousness, anxious thoughts, so let’s get this chamomile within the backyard these roots. That may be a good, wholesome plant. There we go, we received the chamomile all planted right here.

That is all type of tucked in and round this maple tree right here, so it actually ought to make an attractive floor cowl right here. Now I’ll plant my subsequent spherical of chamomile proper right here, I’ll come alongside this facet right here type of go round and round right here, and this chamomile right here is from Baker Creek and it is referred to as slotty garden a garden or I do not actually know the best way to Say it, but it surely makes larger blooms, so this could actually be fairly.

I planted my chamomile, these Lottie garden. I planted it right here all the best way round and I will put it in entrance of all the Roses right here within the herb border received some there and some in entrance of this Rose, after which I’ve already confirmed you all of that is the chamomile from the Halls assortment – and that is the zlati garden in entrance of this Rose and in entrance of this rubs – really feel just like the Roses will present a little bit little bit of shelter for the chamomile.

I hope anyway, we’ll see – after which this mattress right here, I am pondering, perhaps this tree will present a little bit little bit of shade for it we’ll see how they do now. I’M going to plant a number of of the Anna sysph anise will get about two ft.

Two and a half ft tall and huge, and I am gonna plant it in little pockets of Three Little Triangle: pockets of three like over right here over right here and I’ll do extra Pockets like that down all through the border.

So what I am speaking about is I’ll put one right here, I am gonna put one about right here and I am gonna put one right here and you may see that makes a pleasant little triangle and just a bit design tip. That is for inside design and for backyard design.

Everytime you do issues in odd numbers, it is extra pleasing to the attention, so threes, 5 sevens nines, it is all the time extra pleasing to the attention and in backyard design once you’ve received little 4 inch vegetation like this.

You bought to consider it. This plant’s going to get about two ft: tall and foot and a half or so huge two ft huge. In order that’s the scale of plant. It’S going to be on this Backyard, however in case you put three of them collectively and area them out a few foot or so aside, then it may make a giant mound of that one plant as a substitute of only one single plant.

So this hiccup on this space right here it may be a giant good Mound and it may make extra of a press release than only one single little plant popped in right here and what I all the time love to do after I’m doing borders like that is to repeat This similar sample down all through the border and that is repetition and repetition – simply makes the whole lot extra unified within the backyard.

Identical to this chamomile right here that I planted, I did the little pockets in entrance of every Rose, all the best way down my border, and now I am coming again and I am placing the three anise proper right here, the place it will make a huge impact right here and I will most likely put do The identical factor on the opposite facet over there after which I will take this complete sample and repeat it as I’m going down the Border, so that could be a essential design.

Precept is repetition, inside and within the backyard you need to repeat among the similar colours. A number of the similar patterns, among the similar vegetation – and also you need it to repeat that each one all through your area, completely different areas of your area and the anise within the chamomile goes to make an actual, fairly mixture collectively.

As a result of this Anise goes to get taller and it may have like this spiky purple bloom – the place is the chamomile, has extra of that ferny kind foliage and it may have a little bit tight white and yellow Daisy kind Bloom.

So it may be actually fairly collectively right here within the backyard, but it surely’s additionally an exquisite tea companion. I like to make the tea with the Anna’s hyssop and the chamomile okay. Now we’ll repeat this little sample on the opposite facet of the chamomile and one other good backyard design tip for you is to do issues in layers by top, so like in my third border right here.

That’s the again of my mattress. So that is actually the entrance of my mattress. That is the place that is my path, so I will be strolling alongside the entrance of my mattress. So in actually good backyard design, you’ll have your smaller floor cowl kind vegetation to the entrance after which perhaps a plant.

That’S like two ft or so tall, then perhaps a plant, that is like three ft tall after which within the very again could be your taller vegetation once you plant like that. That makes your backyard look actually full and you may see each plant.

You’ll be able to see the great thing about each plant one’s, not hidden by the opposite and um. It simply makes it appear like it naturalized like that. Now, in case you had a mattress that you just noticed all sides of it as you walked via the backyard, perhaps like a circle.

Mattress or one thing and also you walked round and noticed the entire mattress, then one of the best factor to do is to plant your taller factor within the center and work your manner out and down, and that manner similar precept applies that you can see each plant.

It’Ll, look good and full and layered oh international. Nicely y’all. We received among the herbs planted. At this time we received the Roselle hibiscus, the chamomile, the anticip and the calendula. We received all of these planted in the present day.

We nonetheless received much more to go, however we have got begin. That is positively going to be greater than only a one half video, it is most likely going to be extra like a 4 or 5 half, video of us designing and planting our medicinal herb backyard collectively.

So, thanks guys so a lot for hanging out with me within the Protege Backyard. Collectively, God bless you and I will see y’all on the following video [ Music ]. Thanks! [ Music, ], international [, Music, ],


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