Where do you get your herb plants?


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How do you typically get your herbs? Do you grow them from seeds or buy the plants as is? In the colder months I usually buy them from the local super market. In the summer time I love buying them from farmer’s markets.
 
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I buy my herbs from the local super market too:) There are always many of them there and they're very inexpensive:D
 
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Seeds, but I must admit on rare occasion when Pesto calls and I have none a Basil plant from the supermarket.
 
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This is not to brag but our herbs are given to us by friends. Those herbs that come in small plastic pots are gift items here and some of our friends, knowing we love gardening, gift us with such plants. We had ashitaba and oregano and basil, all given to us. The only herb that we bought is the mint that is planted in the planter box in our front yard.
 
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there has been a gentlemen down at the farmers market the last couple years that always have what we are looking for, last spring oregano dw has always told me that i have a green thumb
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I get mine from my local outdoors store, which has a variety of different plants, not just herbs. I've also been lucky enough to get some things from my neighbor - she's a keen herb grower, and when her plants get too big she likes to separate them and share the love with the rest of our neighborhood so we can grow our own, too!
 
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I usually got mine from Meijer, or Home Depot but I grow cilantro from the seeds I have collected. It is very easy to grow. Sometimes I got lucky and get the sweet basil seeds too if we didn't eat them all before they flowers.
 
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I prefer to get mine from plant centers, there are many big ones in the Netherlands, I'd never have the patience to grow mine from seed, so I buy adult plants and search for a way to propagate them :) Sometimes if I am lucky someone gives me a cutting, that I then plant in a starter pot hoping for the best. I am actually going to do that with lavender.
 
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We have nurseries but I feel like they are mostly open during the warmer months.

A lot of times the local grocey store has great deals on herbs but other times I feel like the plants look like they are near death. Trader joes and whole foods always have great looking herbs but many times their selection is limited.
 
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If I have a need for fresh herbs asap, I will buy from my local grocery store. But to grow, I prefer to grow from the seed. I can watch it grow and transform which is so interesting to me, and makes me excited that I am creating something I will and love to use.
 
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Our local grocery is heavy on cilantro, and that's about it! I grow my own, mostly from seed, but occasionally I'll find a lonely herb or two at a nursery. Over the years we've built a nice collection of herbs--nothing spectacular or terribly unusual, but ones that we use frequently in cooking, making herbal vinegars, and even adding to bouquets to give some scent.
 
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Our local grocery is heavy on cilantro, and that's about it! I grow my own, mostly from seed, but occasionally I'll find a lonely herb or two at a nursery. Over the years we've built a nice collection of herbs--nothing spectacular or terribly unusual, but ones that we use frequently in cooking, making herbal vinegars, and even adding to bouquets to give some scent.
Wow it must be a location thing! I feel like in my area the stores rarely have cilantro. When they do it is usually 1 or 2 plants and they don't look very healthy. On the other hand we have so much Rosemary and Basil. I have an easier time finding Cilantro at local farmers markets in the summer time.
 
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We have nurseries but I feel like they are mostly open during the warmer months.

A lot of times the local grocey store has great deals on herbs but other times I feel like the plants look like they are near death. Trader joes and whole foods always have great looking herbs but many times their selection is limited.
Over here we don't have trader joes, but I have noticed that gardening stores is something that over here is really abundant :O I was also expecting to see plants in a bad state when I first visited one of those stores during winter, but actually they all looked great. I think the Dutch are really dedicated to their gardens.
 
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Over here we don't have trader joes, but I have noticed that gardening stores is something that over here is really abundant :O I was also expecting to see plants in a bad state when I first visited one of those stores during winter, but actually they all looked great. I think the Dutch are really dedicated to their gardens.
Oh wow that's good to know. Yes I know Trader Joes isn't everywhere. I think it is just an east coast thing (if I'm not mistaken). A lot of earthy, whole food stores have great herb plants too. Surprisingly they aren't too expensive either.
 
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Oh wow that's good to know. Yes I know Trader Joes isn't everywhere. I think it is just an east coast thing (if I'm not mistaken). A lot of earthy, whole food stores have great herb plants too. Surprisingly they aren't too expensive either.
Yes if you ever come you should visit those gardening center, I had never been to a garden center like those before :O I think this is seen more in the North of the Netherlands more than in other parts of the country. But really, I had never seen garden centers with so many plants and garden decorations (plus other things). I think Dutch people are really fond of gardening :p
 
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I grow everything except Rosemary from seed. I never could get Rosemary to germinate so I bought a large plant and have it in a container. It is close to being a Rosemary tree now.
 

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Raised my parsley, coriander, lavender from seeds. Rosemary bought as a plant from store reduction. I never go to market in the town centre as we are not allowed to touch anything in a bowl and most things are sold in a bowl. I don't like the hassle of being told off in a market. Most of the herbs are raised from seeds. I also bought basil which I always end up seeing dying or being covered by bugs.
 
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I usually start with seed and let the ones that seed themselves do it. For example... I like to sew seeds under and along the lowest barbed wire on my fence. This way, it doesn't get hit by the mower, and it's low maintenance. When I need a head start on a plant in order to catch up to a vegetable that it's going with, then I'll buy a plant at the local big box store.
 

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