Realize an aromatic corner

<- Plants: selection and planting

  • Choose the sunniest garden place and, if possible, protected from draughts.
  • Work the soil, hoeing it to a depth of 30 cm. If the soil is not fertile, add some compost.
  • The planting must take place between March and April.
  • The plants must be placed at a distance of about 60 cm from each other (this may change from species to species), on different rows, in order to avoid that they shade each other with the other during the growth.
  • Place the aromatic herbaceous to the south.
  • Water the aromatic herbs richly, only as soon as the plants has been put.

Species to plant
(perennial species)

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Salvia
  • Thymus
  • Mint
  • Chives
  • Yarrows
  • Garlic
  • Fennel
  • Hyssop
  • Lemon balm
  • Red valerian
  • Burnet-saxifrage

Needed equipment

  • Gloves
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden hoes
  • Garden rakes
  • Spades
  • Shovels
  • Watering cans or hose for irrigation
  • Aromatic seedlings
  • Pruning shears
  • Straw/bark for mulching


Make a mulch with natural materials such as straw and bark.

Most species need water only if the soil is completely dry (see information sheet on the aromatics). Sprinkle, if needed, in the morning, make water flow on the surface of the soil and do not wet the leaves. The soil must be well drained.

During the winter, protect the roots from excessive cold with a slight mulching of bark or straw.