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Can anyone give advice related to growing an Ayurvedic Herb Garden?

 
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do you have a resource for what plants go into the garden? I have heard Bill Mollison talking about the garden, but not in great detail. I certainly can't speak to the traditional methods of growing the garden, put I may have thoughts to share if you knew what plants were in it.
 
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Hi nita, you can grow it in bogs or beds, full sun or woodland areas. I think this should help you.
 
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Hello nita. I grow quite a few plants that show up in ayurveda, Calendula, echinacea, ginko biloba, Aloe vera, basil. Some of the more rare plants used i do not grow yet. As you can see the plants need different things, aloe cannot overwinter in my climate, some are annuals, some perennials.
My favorite guild of these plants was in a shady moist, rocky area, under a tree canopy. It was 3 types of basil, aloe under those and calendula creeping around under the taller echinacea. With this setup under dappled sunlight the plants grew very easily and the basils ended up being so tall and thick stemmed that other gardeners did not recognize it once the leaves had fallen off. A lot of plant medicine was harvested and very little work was done other than planting.

My new idea, since i have just inherited a full grown ginko tree, is to make a beautiful Ayurvedic polyculture underneath. I haven't begun the design, but i am envisioning something that will heal the gardener Or visitor on every level. This might even include a meditation tree house up in the ginko.
 
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