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A group for people who are passionate about their herb gardens. Share recipes and discuss all aspects of herb growing here from culinary to cosmetic.

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My Chives Didn't Come Up?! 3 Replies

Started by Carrie Seal-Stahl. Last reply by Ginny Hopper Jun 27, 2013.

Have you heard of Poppy Swap?

Started by Kristie Nackord Dec 8, 2011.

Gone to Seed 5 Replies

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Kristie Nackord Dec 8, 2011.

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Comment by Amber Westfall on February 25, 2010 at 2:58pm
I listened to this interview with herbalist Paul Bergner last night and it left me in complete awe and filled with joy at the beauty and power of plants and nature! It's long and might not appeal to those with zero tolerance for the 'woo woo', but for anyone in love with plants, ecology and healing, it's a must listen!
Comment by Sarah Rund on May 3, 2010 at 3:49pm
I just planted my container herb garden this weekend, and I am super excited to see them flourish and grow! We have garlic chives, spicy oregano, sage, flat leaf parsley, lemon thyme, pineapple mint, nasturtiums, rosemary, sweet Italian basil, lime basil (can't wait to make some basil mojitos!), and a first-time addition of lemon verbena. i cannot stop running outside and smelling them!
Comment by Morgan Swift on July 9, 2010 at 11:53am
need a little help! I planted Oregano and cilantro and when watering the seeds scattered throughout the box. I tried creating two raised rows of soil for the seeds and then water in the areas between and on the "hills" but my seeds scattered. What is the best way to make them stay in their designated spots?!
Comment by Bonnie on July 10, 2010 at 8:22pm
I don't know if this will help now, but I like to start seeds in egg cartons, a couple of seeds per cup, and then transplant the starters into a box after they come up. If it's physically possible, try watering from the bottom so the seeds don't get washed away.
Comment by Morgan Swift on July 11, 2010 at 12:43pm
Awesome tip Bonnie! I will definitely try it!
Comment by David Berry on August 14, 2010 at 1:04pm
Is Cuban Oregano edible? I have a pot of it - think I picked it up at a garage sell. It has a very very strong scent. Thick and juicy leaves compared to normal Oregano.
Comment by Kristie Nackord on August 16, 2010 at 3:52pm
Hi Fellow Herb Lovers~
I wrote a quick blog post on some common garden herbs to help boost our immune systems. You can view it here:

I'm curious if anyone else would like to chime in on what they are growing in terms of herbs for their immune system--if any--, what they have found to be helpful, and any tips on growing! I'm always aiming to learn more from my fellow mates!
Comment by Kristie Nackord on August 16, 2010 at 3:54pm
@David, Cuban oregano is not actually oregano! But yes, it is edible and from what I've heard, often used in mexican type dishes.

Enjoy!
Comment by Diane Hoffmaster on August 19, 2010 at 2:42pm


Harvested the basil today and thought Id share my pesto recipe!

Homemade Pesto
6 ounces basil leaves (about 3 cups)
1/3 cup pine nuts
7 cloves fresh garlic
8 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup olive oil
4 TBSP softened butter
1 tsp salt


1. Put basil, pine nuts and garlic into bowl of food processor. Add salt and cheese and pulse until a thick paste starts to form.

2. Trickle in olive oil and continue to pulse. Add butter and process to not quite smooth.

3. Measure out and freeze or use as a sauce for pasta or a topping for garlic bread. 1/3 cup of pesto is enough for about 3/4 of a pound of pasta.
Comment by Christene on June 24, 2011 at 7:15am
Help my cilantro is flowering is this a bad thing.  I have never done herbs before and don't want them to go to waste.

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