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Old 05-22-2005, 11:39 AM   #11
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Hanart, you can use the Mexican tarragon just as you would the French- it's just a little more citrusy, maybe, and a spicier taste, too. Also, try using some last minute in your chili dishes, or any Mexican dish.

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Old 05-22-2005, 01:30 PM   #12
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This is my parsley plant. I started it from seeds last spring & it has come back really well as you can see.


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Old 05-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #13
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Well, since this is the first growing season my in first house, I wanted to plant some herbs, but I didn't realize the bed that I had in mind for them already had bulbs in it. Of course, ALL the beds have bulbs in them, but, the biggest bed, which also gets the most sunlight, has enough space for some herbs (we'll remove the bulbs this fall and transplant them somewhere else).

Earlier this spring, I started some thyme, chives, sage, lavender, tarragon, basil, and rosemary. I got sprouts in I think all of the little planters I used, but due to the weird spring here, most of them died. I've since planted what I did have in the largest bed. I knew which ones were chives, but the rest pretty much looked alike. When I planted them, I planted what I thought was my thyme in one spot, the chives in another, and the basil in a third.

Well, the basil all died in the freak snowstorm we had a few weeks ago. Most of my "thyme" is either tarragon or lavender, with a little clump of thyme growing right next to it. I found some sage seeds that never germinated, and planted them in dirt, but nothings happened. I also found that obviously, some of my basil seeds washed out of the little planters I used and ended up in the dirt. I watched that closely, and when the second set of leaves opened up, I noticed that it was actually MINT. Those mint seedlings I'm picking out, as I don't want mint in my main flowerbed. I've also started seeing some chives come up away from where I planted them. I guess some of those seeds washed out as well. Just tonight, I went out and looked, and realized I do have a little basil coming up, as I can smell the difference in the leaves. No sign of rosemary. It may not even do good this far north. I'll probably get some more sage seeds (or live seedlings) and see if I can get those going.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:46 PM   #14
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my sage, thyme, mint, and parsley all came back well this year on their own. i have added cilantro, rosemary, sweet italian basil, greek basil, marjoram, and chives.
i also am growing a chia herb garden that i received as a christmas gift. i have marjoram, cilantro, and basil growing on a sill in tiny pots.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:52 PM   #15
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okay, you started it...
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:55 PM   #16
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oh man, i have to get one!!!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2005, 11:25 PM   #17
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I have rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives and sage. The sage is new.

Basil always dies on me so I've given up. Too bad as it is my favorite.

There is mint out front that I brought from the old house. I thought I'd pulled it all out, but there it is.

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:14 AM   #18
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I grow rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, chives, mint and lemon balm.
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:22 PM   #19
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Wow...........thanks for the response. I have to admit I haven't heard of the variety of geraniums.
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:53 PM   #20
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marmalady, thanks for the tarragon tips!

jkath & Sizzlin, around here I can usually only find the rose or lemon scented geraniums. One year I ordered a few others from Pape Geno's (I think), but only the coconut has survived.


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