What herbs will you be planting this season?


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Vennybunny, dill is an annual, but it self-seeds very easily. If you have a sunny spot that you can dedicate to dill, just put in a couple of dill plants (not the fern-leaf but the regular old dill (Anethum graveolens) and harvest the fronds. It will keep coming up from the center of the plant. At some time in the plant's life it will start to set seed (the heads look like little umbrellas, and the seeds turn brown and fall off). Let the seeds fall, and the next spring you'll have tiny little dill plants all over!
Dried dill is like eating dried grass, but it does freeze well when chopped fine with just enough water added to make a slurry, and frozen in ice-cube trays. The dill cubes can be transferred to a freezer bag and pulled out when you need them.
It also makes a fine butter. Chop lots of dill very fine, add some lemon zest, and mix with a stick of butter (not margarine). Roll into a log and wrap with waxed paper, then put in a freezer bag. A tablespoon or more on boiled potatoes gives you a taste of spring in the dead of winter. Of course, the dill butter goes great on grilled fish, and isn't bad with green beans, either(y)!
 
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I am planting my first herb garden! I was SHOCKED with how many different varieties there are! I however have settled on a few to start my little adventure. I have Chives, Garlic Chives, Thyme, Fennel, Basil, and Dill.

Soaking the seeds right now and should be good to plant when I get home :) Definitely exciting!
 
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I love the sweet smell of basil. I plant it every year. I do not have a lot of space so I just do the one herb. I have wanted to try planting an herb or two for tea. I will have to read more about it before I try.
 
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I have to replenish some, but I'm trying out cumin at the moment, and I'll be starting some more basil soon. I have oregano, but I rarely use it, same with the rosemary. I am hoping my bee balm and lemon balm will perform better this year, and I plan to add more sage and lavender (I want to surround the house with it to deter pests). I will probably grow cilantro as I have a lot of seeds left... I'll have to give new herbs some thought.
 
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This spring will be my first herb garden so I am pretty excited! I'll be doing chives, basil, mint, and oregano for sure. I would do rosemary but my husband absolutely hates it, so there is really no point. I am particularly excited for the chives and mint. I love making mint iced tea in the summer. My grandma used to make it and I love it!! :)
 
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Want to try to grow cardamom, but its hard to get. green ones might be easy but black one is rare and the pod processing method make it hard to grow from seeds.

Still, will try to find some rhizome.

I would like others who have experience with one of them to share some advice regard growing and soil.

Thanks!
 
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Anyone have experience growing hydroponic herbs uponics.com/hydroponic-herbs ? I'm looking to branch out from basic soil gardening. Seems like basil is the most popular herb to grow for this sort of thing.
It's easy to grow, hydroponic has only problem (I think) you have to get liquid nutrition, for potted plant you can make your own compost to feed the soil.
 

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I have planted coriander and eaten loads. Just love the aroma. Also Rocket, eaten loads. Hope to grow my ginger properly.
 

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If you like fish, Dill is a good choice. If you like aniseed, fennel is lovely ..

I would like to grow dill, fennel and parsley..
 
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I think this year, I will growing the same Herbs I grew last year, and I might add in one or two different ones if I get the urge to do so.
 
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I'm going to try some celntrol, i have tried in the past but it never took hold so i think i might try again this year. I'd like some pointers on growing them in the house mine seam to dye.
 
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Doris, cilantro is a cool season herb--easily started from seed. Here in Texas we grow cilantro (planted in March) outside in pots or in the ground, and by mid-June it is finished. We start it again in late September, and it grows until the first freeze.
I've never tried growing cilantro inside, but I'd imagine a cooler room, with sunlight through a window for about half the day, and if the plant starts to look poorly, move it.
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The only herbs I grow are Basil, Rosemary and Parsley.
I tried Sage last year and it grew fine but I didn't like the taste so I won't be planting that again
 
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Parsley, basil, chives, dill, and cilantro. We already have sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Anyone have suggestion for anything else? I'm trying to grow mint from seed but so far, no joy.
 
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