Home-Grown Herbal Mulch

| 3/25/2019 4:52:00 PM

A food garden is a cooperative happening between the gardener, the soil, the weather and companion plants. Those companions plants are the icing on the cake — they bring it altogether. This blog is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life).

herbal garden border
Photo by Kath Irvine

Mineral Rich Herbs

The reason herbs heal, soothe and boost us is they are packed with essential oils, enzymes, alkaloids, bioflavonoids and minerals. Imagine the benefit to our food plants when grown alongside this richness; and the strength of our soils when all that goodness is recycled back via mulch.

The range of minerals available through herbs is amazing. Here’s a sample:

Borage – potassium, calcium

Bracken – potassium, nitrogen

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