How many herb plants do you have?


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So I was wondering how many herb plants you have and are able to maintain. How long would you say you spend maintaining them?
 
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Not many, right now only mint, but in my house in the Netherlands we have some in the garden. I don't trust those to use them in the garden, because they are so close to the fence and the neighbors have children. I will grow my own herb container garden indoors :)
 
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Not many, right now only mint, but in my house in the Netherlands we have some in the garden. I don't trust those to use them in the garden, because they are so close to the fence and the neighbors have children. I will grow my own herb container garden indoors :)

Ah yes, children can be a nuisance haha. I also think I will be growing herbs inside, but mainly because I don't have the garden space to grow them outside at the moment.
 
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I have 2 oregano, 2 basil and a mint right now. Also because of where I live, I also have celatra basically always available, by default in my yard.
 
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I have one big basil, lemon balm and lemon verbena. Also, a few weeks ago I planted my second basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, tarragon, mint, and coriandrum. They're sprouting:) My dream is to have an indoor herb garden.
 
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I have one big basil, lemon balm and lemon verbena. Also, a few weeks ago I planted my second basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, tarragon, mint, and coriandrum. They're sprouting:) My dream is to have an indoor herb garden.

Ahh an indoor herb garden sounds really cool! I didn't know there were so many types of lemon plant :confused:
 
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I have 5 sweet basil and I'm going to let one intentionally flower just to see it bloom. 3 Thai basil. 5 pinapple sage. And a chocolate mint.

I'm going to have a dehydrating party at the end of the season and hopefully never have to bug basil again.
 
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Ahh an indoor herb garden sounds really cool! I didn't know there were so many types of lemon plant :confused:
To be honest, I don't know why they're called lemon balm and lemon verbena. They're completely different plants and neither of them smells like lemon, lol:LOL:
 

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herbs... :love::love::love:

lemon balm, cat mint, oregano, thyme (3), sage, rosemary (4) Lavender (3) garlic chives, marjoram, marshmallow, feverfew, chamomile, comfrey, and I use my roses herbally too. I'll have to share some photos of my apothecary some time
 

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To be honest, I don't know why they're called lemon balm and lemon verbena. They're completely different plants and neither of them smells like lemon, lol:LOL:
oh, they certainly do have lemon qualities and some scent of it because they each contain citronellal ... the same constituent that gives a lemon it's flavor and scent. You notice it even more when you distill them for hydrosol and essential oil... this makes lemon balm a very effective herb for a lot of uses ..I use my plants medicinally, and lemon balm is very important for an herbal garden because of its lemon like properties. :) it's very good for indigestion, nervousness, depression, and more.... try it in a tea!
 

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Five;

Sweet basil, Thai basil, rosemary, spicy oregano, & chocolate mint.

First ever gardening attempt in my life, all baby plants right now. Have already eaten some of that chocolate mint though. It's delicious.
 
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The only real herb that we have is mint. It is very prolific so we had to clean the planter box where it is planted otherwise it will be a forest. But there are other plants that we also consider herbs like the banaba tree which leaves can be cooked into tea as a diuretic. The sambong plant has leaves good for breaking kidney stones. There's also lemon grass that eradicates cholesterol. Another is the tawa-tawa, native to tropical countries, that heals dengue patients. And a cure for arthritis is the pancit-pancitan that is also a wild herb.
 
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oh, they certainly do have lemon qualities and some scent of it because they each contain citronellal ... the same constituent that gives a lemon it's flavor and scent. You notice it even more when you distill them for hydrosol and essential oil... this makes lemon balm a very effective herb for a lot of uses ..I use my plants medicinally, and lemon balm is very important for an herbal garden because of its lemon like properties. :) it's very good for indigestion, nervousness, depression, and more.... try it in a tea!
That's interesting!
I often drink lemon balm tea and I think it's great, but to me it really doesn't smell like lemon;) Same goes for lemon verbena.
In Polish, they don't have similar names.
 
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I don't have any right now...but i have grown basil in the past. I would like to grow some this summer as I have some hanging pots, that I would like to utilize for the herbs. I am not putting in a garden this year but herbs are always good to grow as are tomatoes. Being able to have fresh herbs always at the ready is always a treat, and if I could grow some that would be great. I would really take advantage of this. One caveat I have tried growing them in the garden before and I was having trouble distinguishing the basil from the weeds!
 

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That's interesting!
I often drink lemon balm tea and I think it's great, but to me it really doesn't smell like lemon;) Same goes for lemon verbena.
In Polish, they don't have similar names.
hahaha!! I don't notice it in lemon verbena much either! There are other properties going on that make it very "herby" and green. :)
 
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herbs... :love::love::love:

lemon balm, cat mint, oregano, thyme (3), sage, rosemary (4) Lavender (3) garlic chives, marjoram, marshmallow, feverfew, chamomile, comfrey, and I use my roses herbally too. I'll have to share some photos of my apothecary some time
I just noticed your tag that you are a herbalist. I was just looking at the things you grow, and I was thinking she must be an herbalist. That is quite a list, and I am sure they all have their purposes. Just for curiousity what is ferverfew used for? I would be curious about this.
 
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I just started gardening a few months ago but I think I may or may not be a bit obsessed over herbs... Right now I have 2 mints, 2 peppermints, basil, rosemary marjoram, cilantro, parsley, thyme, rue, lavander, chamolile, just started an oregano, also started more chamomile. I also have hierba santa or hoja santa, which I guess counts as a herb?
I love my thyme, it was basically a rescue, it was small and dry and kinda gray, now it is super bushy, with bigger leaves, super green and looks so healthy, i'm so happy I got it!
 
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I just noticed your tag that you are a herbalist. I was just looking at the things you grow, and I was thinking she must be an herbalist. That is quite a list, and I am sure they all have their purposes. Just for curiousity what is ferverfew used for? I would be curious about this.
It's my love :)
I actually use feverfew to reduce dry fevers... I also use it in headache tinctures.
 
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I have a rosemary, 2 curly parsely, one flat leaf, sweet basil and a a new variety of organo that is very pretty.
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oh, they certainly do have lemon qualities and some scent of it because they each contain citronellal ... the same constituent that gives a lemon it's flavor and scent. You notice it even more when you distill them for hydrosol and essential oil... this makes lemon balm a very effective herb for a lot of uses ..I use my plants medicinally, and lemon balm is very important for an herbal garden because of its lemon like properties. :) it's very good for indigestion, nervousness, depression, and more.... try it in a tea!
Im going to look for lemon balm next time Im at the nursery. I love a good hot tea and abhorr pharma. Thanks!
 

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