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When I got my own home I was determined to grow my own herbs. I knew from my Mums herb garden that they do need curbing a bit so I was looking out for something to contain them. I was lucky enough to be bought a herb wheel as a house warming present which was exactly what I needed. They usually cost about £50.00 and upwards but as I said mine was a gift. My Herb Wheel is the Blue World Small Herb Wheel Planter.
So what is a Herb Wheel?
Well for a start its not a wheel, its not even round its actually hexagonal. Basically its a hexagon shaped planter which has been divided into 6 triangular sections. My Herb Wheel came flat packed which did slightly worry me but it was actually very easy to assemble. All the pieces interlock together and there are instructions which are surprisingly good for flat pack items. I had no problems putting this together myself, I think it would be easy enough for most people, even those who are not really DIY minded. All the wood has been pressure treated so it should last a good few years, its actually guaranteed for 15 years.
The size of my small wheel is approximately 75cm's x 20cm's. They also come in a larger size too.
Once assembled and with each section of the wheel full of compost its just a matter of deciding which herbs you want to grow. I have grown parsley, basil. mint, chives, rosemary and thyme. Growing herbs in your wheel will keep them confined to one little space and stop a small invasion in your garden, particularly if you like to grow mint which will spread rapidly.
I have my wheel on the patio just by the doors. It smells lovely especially after a little rain. There's nothing like popping outside and getting some fresh herbs to use in your cooking, and they don't come a lot fresher than growing outside your door.
If you like using fresh herbs in your cooking then I would recommend a Herb Wheel. They don't take up too much space and they keep your herbs nicely contained. You could use one of these on a balcony if you didn't have a garden. Of course if herbs are not your thing but you still fancy the wheel there's nothing stopping you setting flowers in the sections instead.
The herb wheel can be stained if you fancy a different colour but I think it looks lovely the way it is.
I would certainly give this little planter the full 5 Dooyoo stars, it makes am attractive planter whatever you grow in it.
This small herb wheel is a lovely feature and creates a kitchen garden within any garden. Easy to manage and control.