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Old 09-15-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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Herbs, which do you have?

I was wondering, which fresh herbs do people regularly have on hand. As I was thinking of growing a selection, in the run up to x-mas. Especially now I have found compound butter

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I grow chives (a perennial in cold climates), rosemary (comes indoors in winter and back outside in summer), thyme, oregano, parsley, and basil. Those are coming indoors when it gets cold, but I don't expect the parsley or basil to last more than a couple of months. I'll find out how the thyme and oregano do.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Right outside my kitchen:

Oregano, Sage, Parsley ( flat/ curled), Chives, Thyme, Dill, Bay leaf, Scallions, Rosemary, basil, ( and there is catnip in there for the cats ). There is actually some celery in there too ( got mixed up with the parsley at the store by accident, and decided just to leave it there)

In the fall, winter and early spring, I grow fresh basil inside using an aerogarden, hydroponic system)
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Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme! And basil, dill, bay tree, chives, cilantro, epazote (a Mexican herb I'm trying this year), oregano, mint and tarragon. I also have fennel that provides seeds. Mine are all in the ground, except the mint, so I freeze the overflow for use during the winter. Mint can become invasive, so I have one in a strawberry pot and one in another container.
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Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme!
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

If you do bring me a corn dog and a funnel cake.
We have basil, dill, and lemon balm (to add to my earl grey from time to time)
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Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

If you do bring me a corn dog and a funnel cake.
We have basil, dill, and lemon balm (to add to my earl grey from time to time)
People sometimes ask me which herbs they should start with, and that's always my answer
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try and get to the garden centre to pick up the seeds.
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People sometimes ask me which herbs they should start with, and that's always my answer
I'd tell you to grow the herbs you use most.
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I'd tell you to grow the herbs you use most.
I find that a lot of the time, when people ask me that, they're not using any herbs at all.
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I'd tell you to grow the herbs you use most.
You found me out ok fresh herbs we rarely use, as my mother has an extensive spice & dried herb collection (most of which are a few years old.)

So when I started cooking the meals on a Sunday (she works), I just stash dive, and don't really look. We've had some interesting combinations of herbs/spices & food.
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