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A beginner’s guide to growing medicinal herbs

Written by Ben Heron

Growing herbal medicines is a very enriching practise, which supports our wellbeing in its own way. This article gives you top tips for when you are starting your medicinal herb garden.

Introduction

Echinacea in September

Growing medicinal herbs is one of those rare things we can do in life that is truly wholesome and beneficial. It is good for the land, it is good for the birds and the bees, and it is good for our health and spirits. And the great thing is that for all that they give, they ask for relatively little in return. Most herbs are easy to grow and so long as you follow a few key principles, you can create a stunning herb garden in no time.

This article explores some of the main themes to think about when starting a medicinal herb garden for the first time. It is by no means a comprehensive guide but will hopefully give you some ideas to go away and explore in more detail.

Ben Heron is an ethnobotanist, photographer, co-founder of Biolaya Organics and former Head of Sustainable Herb Sourcing at Pukka. He is also currently Head Seedsman at medicinal plant nursery Earthsong Seeds.
He is passionate about protecting endangered medicinal species. Ben is devoted to growing food and medicines in a way that nurtures Nature as well as ourselves.

Ben Heron

Ben Heron is an ethnobotanist, photographer, co-founder of Biolaya Organics and former Head of Sustainable Herb Sourcing at Pukka. He is also currently Head Seedsman at medicinal plant nursery Earthsong Seeds.
He is passionate about protecting endangered medicinal species. Ben is devoted to growing food and medicines in a way that nurtures Nature as well as ourselves.

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