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I have converted the table 4.11 in Fukuoka-San's book "The Natural Way of Farming" into an Excel sheet and took a screen shot.



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When I think of herbs I think of aromatic seasoning plants:
mint/thyme family,
garlic/onion family
celery/dill/carrot family.
They host alot of predatory insect.

I do like the pea/legume family and diakon radish(mustard family).
 
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Very Nice excel sheet Gurkan, thank you for making that and posting the screen shot.

It should be mentioned that Fukuoka-San used the botanical definition of herb: "any seed-bearing plant which does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering".
Thus, many here will look at his table and think vegetable or cover crop instead of herb,

There are many of the herbs (western sense of definition: "any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume".) That do well as understory plantings.

I have started some new medicinal garden spots with the hard to find herbs which will be used in medicines, these are going around all the fruit trees in our orchard area.
I have also planned to start our south slope as herb gardens for those specific plants that really want to grow in forest spaces.
 
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Thanks for the clarification Doctor :-)

Herbaceous plants, it is.

 
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