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Old 07-01-2014, 09:57 AM
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What herbs are you growing?


I love herbs. And who doesn't? They smell so delicious and inviting. They make you want to cook something yummy.


This thread will be to discuss herbs and show pictures of the ones you're growing.


My Bay Laurel tree has been flavoring my soups, chilies, and stews for years. Here's the pretty red growing leaf bud at the top of my healthy indoor bay tree today...





Please feel free to discuss or illustrate your herbs here also.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:35 AM
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it sounds like a very nice thread and i have some to plant in seeds and i have some peppermint and spearmint started and something else i have no idea for sure what it is but it is some kind of mint
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I love growing mints but find them to be incredibly invasive. They can take over an entire garden in no time.


I always grow mint in containers....never in the ground. This way you can enjoy it but not let it choke out your other plants.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:13 PM
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okay thank you for the advice
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:36 PM
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I have purple, sweet, and Greek basil growning along with lavender, chives, spearmint and mint, and rosemarry all growing... ooo and now green onion
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:39 PM
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i have some chocomint gonna get planted right away also
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Thanks for sharing!


Sounds like everyone's growing some fantastic herbs. I grew chocolate mint last season and made tea from the leaves, Raccoon.


Thinking about growing another little alpine strawberry plant this fall/winter, indoors. I've done it before. I even have supplemental lighting for my indoor plants but my windows usually offer plenty of light, so it isn't always necessary for me to fire up my plant bulbs.


Herbs grow terrific on a sunny sill, even in winter time.


I've got seeds for many different herbs too....many assorted varieties of basil especially. English lavender, sweet woodruff, rosemary, thyme, Greek oregano, chamomile, dill, anise, chives....and others I can't think of right now. I love to grow herbs on my kitchen windowsill...including little hot chilies.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:44 PM
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what is sweet woodruff never heard of it before
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It's like wild baby's breath, Raccoon. The flowers smell like vanilla.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:26 PM
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that sounds very interesting never had heard of it before thank you for teaching me something new
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Can't get enough of the new red growth on my Bay tree. Gonna make some wonderful chilies and stews this fall, using the leaves.


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it is a very pretty tree and it has alot of color
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I♡ Herbs!!! I think your bay laurel is beautiful! !! I have a small herb patch. Parsley, cilantro, dill, basil. In pots I have peppermint, chocolate mint and apple mint. I use the apple mint and peppermint to make mint suntea! =9
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:05 AM
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i have a start of the peppermint and chocolate mint but never heard of apple mint
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