Should herbs be rotated, as vegetables are, in gardens?

Asked October 24, 2017, 5:14 PM EDT

Our garden is 25' X 80', giving 19 - 8' X 10' plots [excluding one such plot for tractor access] for two senior gardeners. Thus, we have enough space to rotate vegetables in a proper sequence. Do herbs [We grow basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, parsley, chives ...] require a similar rotation scheme? Thanks for your advice.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

That is quite a large garden!
No, you don't need to worry about rotating herbs. Rotation is most often a concern when there has been a disease problem or if soil is not being improved with amendments regularly.
Many herbs, namely those that are perennials, grow happily in the same spot for many years.