Fresh and Handy 4 x 4 Herb Garden

Keep favorite herbs handy to your kitchen in a 4 by 4-foot bed. The Finished Plan below shows the planted bed—the plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! The second illustration shows two Color Coded Planting Areas. Look at the drop-down tabs to find planting instructions for each area.

Finished Plan


Color-Coded Planting Areas

Area 1 – Upright Herbs »

Plant the following three rows

  • 1 rosemary and 3 chives
  • 4 parsley (Italian or curled)
  • 2 Sweet basil

Area 2 – Creeping Herbs »

  • 2 Sweet mint (in sunken pots)
  • 1 oregano
  • 1 thyme
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