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Herb Galaxy Spiral Season 3

Project: OSU Student Sustainability Center

Posted by Andrew Millison almost 13 years ago

New photos of the third season of the 20' diameter herb galaxy spiral at the Student Sustainability Center at Oregon State University.

This herb spiral, built during the summer of 2009 by a Permaculture Design Course, is not your typical herb spiral. It is a galaxy spiral, spiraling from both directions and meeting in the middle like the galaxy pattern. You can see the incredible growth in 3 years in this mild temperate climate of Western Oregon. The soil used to fill the spiral was purchased top soil mixed with compost, which could account for the exceptional growth. Just a few of the plants that I can think of: catnip, sage, thyme, curry plant, tree mallow, mint, salad burnett, lovage, mugwort, valerian, Egyptian onion, chives, oregano, santolina, Motherwort, chaste tree, chard, etc.etc.


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