Questions tagged [herbs]

For questions about herbs - plants typically used for flavor. For questions about specific herbs use this tag along with the appropriate herb tag like [basil], [mint], [rosemary] and more.

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What’s wrong with basil plant?

I have an albahaca plant in my rooftop that I water daily. We’re in the Caribbean and it receives full (very strong) sun when the sun’s setting (it’s behind a wall). I’ve noticed that the leaves are ...
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Optimal hydroponic nutrient solutions for different herbs

I'm planning to grow different herbs hydroponically: basil, sage, mint and thyme. I would like for the nutrient solutions for each herb to be the closest possible to the optimum. For basil I found ...
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Spotty looking perilla plant

I have several perilla/shiso plants grown from a batch of seeds. Right now all of them look spotty and yellowish rather than deep green like those you get from stores. Is this a disease or are they ...
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dried herb identification

Asking for my mom. My mom picked in the garden some kind of "bushy" herb/spice, dried it and now does not remember anymore what it is, but she thinks it may be dill. Can you help identify it?...
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Is if safe to use this insecticide (d-Allethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl butoxide) on my edible herbs?

I've got a fly (the small kind) infestation in some of my herbs. Is it safe to use this insecticide on edible herb plants? Here is the product composition: d-Allethrin 0.08% Permethrin ...
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Does fenugreek need a lot of water and sun?

As I am failing my third attempt to grow fenugreek I wonder what went wrong. I grow them indoors in a yogurt-container-turned-planter with potting mix and artificial lighting. The first two times ...
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Why does my rosemary stop giving out a fragrant?

I bought a rosemary plant in a 15cm pot from a nursery last Sunday. It was enclosed inside a big plastic bag when I cycled it home. I could smell the fragrance when opened the plastic bag once in a ...
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Identify five basil-like herbs [closed]

Are these basils? If so, what kinds? (When there is more than one kind of plant in a picture, I'm asking about the one in the center.) Thank you.
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What are the tiny black dots on my basil?

I repotted my basil plant yesterday as it was in a small seedling bag. Today when I checked on my plant, all of the leaves even the small ones that are growing, had black dots all over. Please help I’...
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Cutting of Cinnamon Basil

Usually Basil is cut before it blooms in order to get a more bushy plant. This is my first year in which I'm trying Cinnamon Basil (in Central Europe). I always wanted to try it as it's famous for it'...
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Help! Tiny black eggs on thyme stem

I wonder if gardening gurus here can help? The thyme plant I bought from the garden centre has tiny little black dots all along the stems, though the leaves all look untouched and the plant seems ...
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New herbs turning brown. Need rescue

I'm super new to having plants/gardening. 4 days ago (as of writing), I purchased a set of herbs online from a seller just a city over. Here they are when they arrived: Now though, they're starting ...
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why my 4 weeks old indoor coriander and garlic chives falling apart?

I have started growing coriander and garlic chives on port inside house. Till four weeks after planting ,every thing grows well. but now I found all branches look very week and cannot stand firmly and ...
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What is this pest on my oregano?

I recently bought an oregano plant at the supermarket. Today I noticed that one stalk is brown (presumably dead) and covered with some kind of pest, see picture below. The white spots don't seem to ...
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I'm trying to identify this herb

I've tried other websites and there's no exact lookalike plant. There're countless plants that look similar but I've never seen leaves that look exactly the same. The stem is fuzzy and square like the ...
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Can I convert a root cellar into a small greenhouse?

We barely use our root cellar at the moment and are in the midst of constructing garden beds and planters for vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We don’t really have a great space indoor for growing ...
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Dying cilantro plant

I have two cilantro plants in my garden, one is doing perfect but the other is turning brown and seems to be dying. What should I do to revive my dying plant?
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Is it normal for rosemary leaves to have these brown spots on them?

I've had these brown spots appear on leaves that have matured, but they seem to not have any effect on the plant as my rosemary keeps on growing. I would like to know if they are some sort of fungal ...
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Herbs/Salads going purple in soil

I planted these herbs and salads a week ago in soil. The leaves of some (mint, sage, rocket) are turning purple. Bit of a newbie question but any advice welcome! Have been watering daily. Thanks
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Lavender (angustifolia) not handling the full sun well

I started these English Lavender from seed and they've been doing well a week or two after germination. Now that they have about 6-8 true leaves, whenever the sun is out, especially on a cloudless day,...
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What's eating my plants?

New gardener here. I saw little holes in my basil, bean, and epazote leaves. What's eating them, and how can I get rid of these pests? Obviously spraying something on the leaves is less than ideal for ...
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How to make well-drained sandy soil from potting mix?

I want to plant sage, which is said to grow best in well-drained "sandy soil". I bought some potting mix from the hardware store. Is off-the-shelf potting mix already sandy, well drained soil? ...
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How should I stop my cilantro plant from falling over?

We’ve had this cilantro plant growing around the beginning of this year, it’s doing the best out of all the herbs growing at my house. However, recently it’s started to fall over, I’ve tried giving it ...
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is fresh oregano supposed to be pungent?

I've grown my oregano from seed, on the seed packet it said "Origanum Vulgare" (italian), and this is how it looks now: it also makes purple flowers as shown in oregano pictures online. But I was ...
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Are fenugreek, mushroom herb the same thing?

I just bought a pack of fenugreek seeds. The seller site labels them as "mushroom herb" and "fenugreek", but they came in a packet with Cyrillic letters and a sticker with English instruction to grow "...
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How will I revive my peppermint plant

Please help. My plants look like this today. Yesterday it's healthy
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How important are companion plants in community gardens

My partner and I will be getting involved with our first community garden this year (with a number of policies to ensure safe social distancing, of course). Having never really done gardening before, ...
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Please help me ID this plant

We have a plant that looks like it belongs to the mint family, but it doesn't fully fit in as one single type. It smells similar to lemon balm, but sweetly grassy.otherwise it looks similar to some ...
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Herb garden without direct sun. Which herbs can I grow? (incl. image)

What I would like to do I would like to create a little herb garden in a raised bed underneath the stairs which are seen in the image (shot in the evening). As there won't be any direct sun to this ...
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Parsley in a jar - looks miserable and sick

Yesterday (Apr 9) I bought a fresh tuft of parsley at the supermarket, packed in a paper cone with its roots still wet. Never seen before, they claim it would stay fresh if properly treated. So, ...
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Ordered Rosemary online a week ago and the plant looks dead

I ordered a Rosemary plant last week and just received it today. I live in a tropical region so it is usually sunny and humid. We opened the box and were surprised to see that the leaves were darkened....
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Can I get decent growth from turmeric doing no dig in USDA zone 4a?

I'm thinking about doing no dig turmeric in a wood chip bed that has moisture about 1 foot down, and was wondering if I should be successful growing turmeric growing in a wood chip bed I inoculated ...
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Help identifying species of vegetable garden pest

I am having trouble determining what type of pest has invaded my vegetable garden. It has started with the bok choy and is working its way toward the peppers and herbs. Please advise.
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Phototropism on rosemary plant

Do rosemary plants exhibit phototropism? I bought a rosemary plant from a nursery with its woody stem not perpendicular to the soil surface (about 50 deg between the soil and the stem). While its ...
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What is this pest on an indoor mint plant, and how can I stop it coming back?

I recently planted a mint plant purchased from a supermarket in some houseplant potting soil. It's been on a windowsill in the kitchen. In the last week it's acquired some sort of pest which I've ...
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Would LEDs be beneficial for most plants?

I'm trying to grow the following indoors: Lambs lettuce Purple Coneflower Thyme Dill Bergamot I'm having a hard time getting things to grow with fertilized soil and sunlight by windows, I'm ...
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What type of Mint is this?

Looking to ID the type of Mint this is, it is for my tortoise. I got it from my local grocery store, it's branded as Compliments Organic Mint.
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Camomile and oregano stopped growing after sprouting

I planted oregano and camomile from seeds, and shortly after sprouting they stopped growing. I tried moving them to a more sunny or shaded areas, but they still don't grow. They keep being the same ...
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How should I thin out my herbs?

I planted some herbs (lavender, basil, cilantro) mid October, almost 6 weeks ago. I started them from seed in an egg carton, transferring them to their current planter box about 2 weeks later. The ...
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Growing Mint. Do I need to keep the sol moist all the time?

I got a mint herb in a pretty dried state so very few of the leaves are left. I planted it in a pot, and I think the plant has rooted. I searched few stuff online about mint and found that it is a ...
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Why did this sage plant die?

UK climate, planted in July Standard John Innes potting soil Not watered, just catches the rain from the balcony, has drainage holes in the bottom of the container the balcony is shaded by the trees, ...
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What's wrong with this basil plant's leaves?

Bought this basil about 2 weeks ago. It dried out a lot so I gave it a good soak by putting it in a pan full of water so the water would go up from the bottom. Now the ends of some leaves have gone ...
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Reduce Waste | Starting Herb Garden from left over Herb Sprigs

Inspired by User 23550's answer on this question in Seasoned Advice, where they suggested: Instead of drying the cilantro, why not just plant the other half in good potting mix? You won't have to ...
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How to prevent rot when growing herbs in just water

I've read that it's possible to grow herbs like mint and basil in just jars of water, and articles like this and this seem to suggest that rooted cuttings can thrive in just water for a long time (the ...
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Should roots of old herbs be removed?

When I recently replaced an herb (by a different kind of herb) in a pot that didn't grow sufficiently anymore, I found that quite a large portion of the soil was held tightly by the many small roots ...
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What kind of echinacea is this?

I got this echinacea from a small nursery that could not tell me the exact latin and cultivar name of this species, except that they got seeds by a special order from abroad. To their credit, I had ...
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Rosemary turning yellow

I've moved the rosemary to this pot a month ago, and where I live, the temperature is around 28-30 degrees celsius these days and usually i water them on a daily basis. Everything looks just fine and ...
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Summer vegetable garden in SoCal

I know there already is a question answered about which crops to grow in the late summer (August): Late summer vegetable garden in SoCal?. But I'm wondering if there are recommendations for crops to ...
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Do herbs & spices need dark time, in order to develop flavors and nutrients?

When you grow cannabis indoor, it is considered beneficial, to have lights turned on up to 24h / day, during the "grow" phase. While this would prevent blooming, it is beneficial for building plant ...
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Will Sage, Oregano and Thyme grow well together in the same pot?

I bought three herbs -- Sage, Oregano and Thyme -- from a grocery store each at a height of roughly 3-5 inches. I'd like to plant them in the same pot. Will they grow well together? This article ...

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