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THE HERBS

BASIL  (Ocimum basilicum) - annual.  12-24 inches high; 12 inches wide.  Sunny or partially shady location; rich, moist, well-drained soil; will grow indoors

                  USES  : fresh or dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables.Italian recipes especially

                  LINKS :BOTANY.COM

                                

                                

 

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CATNIP  (Nepeta cataria) - perennial.  12 - 36 inches high.  Sun or partial shade. pretty tolerable

                  USES  : Dried leaves used in tea.  Cats think its groovy

                  LINKS :WEEKEND GARDENER

                                HENRIETTES HERBAL SITE

                                DATABASE

 

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CHIVES  (Allium schoenoprasum) - perennial.  18 inches high; 10-14 inches wide.  sun or partialy shady location ; rich, moist soil; will grow indoors

                  USES  : leaves give onion flavor to soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables(especially on a good baked potato:)

                  LINKS :EDIBLE LANDSCAPING

                                BOTANY.COM

                                BOTANICAL.COM   includes historical info

 

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DILL  (Anethum graveolens) - annual.  36 inches high; 24 inches wide.  Sunny location. Moist soil; will grow inside

                  USES  : leaves, fresh and dried, and seeds in soups, stews and sauces; fish and egg recipes; pickles, salads, and vegetables.

                  LINKS :BOTANY.COM

                                DATABASE

                                BOTANICAL.COM   includes historical info

 

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LAMBS EAR  (Stachys byzantina) - perennial.  12-15 inches wide.  Sunny location. Well drained,Low fertility soil;

                  USES  : once used for its medicinal value,(i believe it was rubbed on minor scratches and whatnot, now mainly grown for its ornamental showy soft leaves.

                  LINKS :WESTON GARDENS

                                MOUNTAIN VALLEY GROWERS

                                

 

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LEMON BALM  (Melissa officinalis) - perennial.  24-36 inches high; 24 inches wide.  Sunny or light shade location. Rich, well drained soil.

                  USES  : fresh leaves in tea, soups, stews, sauces, salads, vegetables, and iced drinks; dried leaves in potpourris and sachets

                  LINKS :EDIBLE LANDSCAPING

                                BOTANY.COM

                                

 

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MINT  (Mentha) - perennial.  There are more than 500 species of mint, each with its own distinct flavor, scent, color and shape.

                  USES  : Leaves used in tea.Flavorings for candy, ice cream..etc.etc....

                  LINKS :DATABASE

                                BOTANICAL.COM   includes historical info

                                GARDEN GUIDES

 

                                HOW TO MAKE A MINT JULEP

 

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OREGANO  (Origanum vulgare) - perennial.  12-24 inches high; 10-20 inches wide.  Sunny location. Well drained soil; will grow inside

                  USES  : fresh or dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables; pizza

                  LINKS :BOTANY.COM

                                WEEKEND GARDENER

                                DATABASE

 

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PARSLEY  (Petroselinum crispum) - biennial.  18-24 inches high; 8-16 inches wide.  sun or partialy shady location ; rich, moist soil; will grow indoors

                  USES  : fresh leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables. Mostly used as a garnish

                  LINKS :YARD AND GARDEN

                                BOTANY.COM

                                BOTANICAL.COM   includes historical info

 

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ROSEMARY  (Rosmarinus officinalis) - perennial.  72 inches high.  Sun or partial shade. Well drained soil; will grow inside

                  USES  : fresh or dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables; cosmetics

                  LINKS :EDIBLE LANDSCAPING

                                BOTANY.COM

                                DATABASE

                                BOTANICAL.COM   includes historical info

 

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THYME  (Thymus vulgaris ) - perennial.  2-12 inches high; 10-12 inches wide.  sun or partialy shady location; tolerates poor soil

                  USES  : fresh or dried leaves in soups, stews, and sauces; meat, fish, and egg recipes; salads and vegetables; flavoring for vinegar

                  LINKS :EDIBLE LANDSCAPING

                                BOTANY.COM

                                

 

 


 

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