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Herbs In Buried Containers

Invasive Herbs Needs To Be Regularly Monitored

There are some herbs you should be careful of while planning for herb garden design. There are many herbs that have been known to be quite invasive when planted separated or amongst the other herbs. If such herbs are given no attention, these herbs will grow invasively and may destroy or choke the other beautiful herbs and conquest. There are plenty of invasive herbs which are quite eye-catching and useful in the herb garden design, as long as they are carefully inspected and can survive with other herbs peacefully.

Common Invasive Herbs For Your Herb Garden Design

Invasive Herbs Mint

Few most common invasive herbs are:

  • Mint
  • Bee Balm
  • Pennyroyal
  • Lemon Balm
  • Comfrey

You can easily keep a watch on the invasive herbs by keeping them in different containers in your herb garden design. The basic fundamental behind keeping invasive herbs independently is you can help other herbs and plants not to be choked out. Another advantage is that you can feel the individual’s herb distinguishing aroma and flavor. When you plant different type of mints and let them mix with each other, you will have no distinguishing taste and all their aroma will somewhat smell the same. It does not matter even if you ample amount of space in your garden, make sure you plant invasive herbs separately and not plant them directly in the garden. If you don’t then you might end up with some new kind of mint.

How To Plant Invasive Herbs In Buried Containers For Your Herb Garden Design?

Invasive herbs can be planted easily on different containers for your herb garden design. You can simply follow two methods:

  • Plant invasive herbs into independent container
  • Plant invasive herbs into buried container

If you make a decision to plant invasive herbs into buried container than you can make use of simple containers made with plastic material, which usually comes when you purchase herb seeds. Make sure the container that you choose is of large size so that herb plant has plenty of space for its full and proper growth.  To help you create buried containers follow the steps:

  • Start by digging a large hole so that you can fit in the container into it. While leveling up, make sure that you leave at least 2 inches of the contained out of the hole.
  • Make sure that your container has good drainage holes.
  • For efficient drainage of the water fill the buried container with gravel at the bottom and then add the potting soil and plant the invasive herb into it.

Compartment Gardening For Your Herb Garden Design With Invasive Herbs

Apart from the buried container method you can also plant invasive herb for your herb garden design by compartment gardening. It is usually performed by placing borders in the region of your invasive herbs. With the help of the borders, you can create individual compartments for your invasive herbs. You can make use of plastic or metal edging but make sure edging is buried profoundly, so the herbs do not spread and stay intact. Keeping an eye over invasive herbs is necessary for a successful herb garden design for your home.