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Creating a herb garden on the garage wall

Discussion in 'Herbs and Wildflowers' started by Gn0me, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Gn0me

    Gn0me Gardener

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    This is the final and third thread that I've just posted to get my garden finally going. Just hope I'm not too late!

    My wife has this idea (I will be doing the installing and probably maintaining!) of having rows of herbs and any other edibles along the wall of our garage as shown in the photo.

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    I really don't know much at this stage such as the types of trays needed and what exactly we can grow outside.

    If possible, I would like to simply attach them on the wall and either plant grown ones or seeds but don't really know anything about this yet such taking into consideration the seasons and expectations.

    What would I be able to grow and how would I go about it to start this project? If you know of anything I can buy specifically then please let me know.

    Thanks very much and hope you can help.
     
  2. Bradders

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    Your wife has some good ideas - and I think the herb selection along this wall is a GREAT idea.

    Herbs are generally very easy to grow (easier than most flowers and other plants)

    You can pick up living parsley, mint, thyme at the supermarket. They are live plants ready to be planted.

    I wouldnt go with seeds. The herbs are cheap enough as established plants from the supermarket!

    I would start with just 4 varieties on the ground: mint, thyme, parsley, basil.

    As these grow and spread slightly, you can divide them at the root (see youtube video: how to divide herb plants) and this will turn a large mint plant into 2 smaller mint plants (plants are amazing in that you can divide them in half and they will grow as 2 separate plants)

    If you want to start adding more herbs, get a rack system installed on that wall that will fit 2 more rows of pots, and grow further herbs on the racks.
     
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    • gks

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      You can use second hand pallets to create a herb planter, you can normally get them for freepallet1.jpg

      Or you could use drain pipesdrain1.jpg
       
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      • Bradders

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        I'm diggin' the pallet idea

        Quick and easy, plus looks good (in a fun, rustic kinda way)
         
      • Graham B

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        Just a word of caution. Walls catch the sun, so these will dry out like anything. If you haven't factored in a watering system going back to a tap, you're going to be doing a lot of watering cans, and that's going to be even less fun for the higher-up plantings.
         
      • Gn0me

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        Thank you so much for all your replies including the other two threads I started at the same time. Apologies for not replying sooner but on the day I posted them I went for my first vaccine jab and now suffering the side effects. Just wanted to say thanks and hopefully digest all your advice soon as I'm still suffering.
         
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        Just looking at your picture, is the wall in shade? If so, I believe that may limit which herbs will grow well. I absolutely love the pallet idea and was thinking of doing the same, until someone pointed out my wall was completely north facing and never ever got a drop of direct sunlight.
         
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