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Name: Kristi
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Apr 24, 2013 10:01 PM CST
This past winter has been good for growing the herbs that like cooler weather.

As warmer days come on and those herbs are winding down, I am looking at other herbs to try next fall.

The new one I tried this year was Chervil and I will grow it again. One on the next winters' list is Corriander (Cilantro).

A few others that have done well for me in winter are Dill, Chives, Society Garlic and Par-cel.

Has anyone got any other cool weather herb suggestions or successes?Thumb of 2013-04-25/pod/a7926e
Name: Cinda
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Apr 29, 2013 8:11 AM CST
Hope someone from your area comes along with some suggestions .
I grow herbs but our gardening year seems upside-down so I don't have any advice.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 29, 2013 12:17 PM CST
I don't know if you caught this podcast or not but Dave and Trish mentioned many of the herbs they grow and I think some of them were during the winter and I think you're both in the same zone.

http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/1263/ATP-Podcast-13-Easy-P...
Name: Kristi
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Apr 29, 2013 9:17 PM CST
Thanks much for the response to you both! I will try to listen to that podcast when I get some extra time. Hadn't been back here much as I'm sitting at the hospital with a sickie. I have been taking a stack of plant books and reading to while away the time there.

My reading (and my winter herb success) made me start this thread. My reading and note taking has given me thoughts on herbs to plant in a shady area for a summer bed. The herbs suggested for shade were Comfrey, Costmary, Lovage and Sweet Woodruff.

A few other ideas for winter herbs were Salad Burnet (Poterrium sanguisorba) and Winter Savory (Satureja montana).

I didn't mean to exclude the Northern herb growers when I posted this. After all, the summer climate in some Northern areas may parallel our winter climate in the South.

In other words, any and ALL input is welcome! I'm all ears!
Name: Cinda
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Apr 30, 2013 7:01 AM CST
All the above list look good to me . I grow them all, I think lovage and comfrey get the most use here in my garden.
Didn't feel excluded , just not sure about your planting schedule. Smiling
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 3, 2013 5:25 PM CST
I love Cilantro and have never heard of Chervil before.
Name: Kristi
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May 3, 2013 10:05 PM CST
Cinda ~ thanks for not feeling excluded!
I have comfrey growing and use the leaves for a fertilizer tea.
Could you please tell me how you personally use lovage?


Rita ~ the Chervil is a delicate plant with ferny leaves that taste like a mild licorice or anise. It is a pretty plant.
When our temps got hot, it bolted and I will have lots of seed to share if you (or anyone else) will be interested.

My start was shared by a sweet lady from the Oregon area...

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Name: Cinda
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May 4, 2013 6:45 AM CST
Lovage tastes like celery and I use the same in soups, stir fry, dressing, and potato salad etc.. . It is a bit stronger in taste so I use less,but I don't always have celery on hand . I did however grow celery last year and found it to be strong in flavor, not like the type purchased in the store.
A friend uses the hollow stems to drink her bloody mary
In the fall before a freeze I pick and dry all the leaves.
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Name: Kristi
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May 4, 2013 7:12 AM CST
Thanks ~ it sounds very similar to the Par-cel which I grow. Par-cel is a cross between parsley and celery. I use it in similar foods. Good info - thank you.
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May 4, 2013 7:43 AM CST
par-cel new to me sounds interesting , do you grow from seed ? or plant?
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vic
May 4, 2013 8:36 AM CST
Looks like you can grow from seed Thumbs up

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6471-par-cel.aspx
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2013 10:00 AM CST
See, I learned something new. I have never heard of parsel but had to look it up at Johnnys and it sounds like something I would use often. Last year I did grow celery having bought some plants at my local nursery. Later I read that celery was hard to grow but mine grew well and I didn't do anything to it. Don't know why I didn't get celery again this year.
Name: Kristi
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May 4, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Sorry ~ I've been off to work. Parcel does grow well from seed and if I don't already have seed to share, I will before long.

But beware, you won't be the only one that likes it...Thumb of 2013-05-04/pod/dffced
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2013 5:37 PM CST
Oh yes, the swallowtails love it.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 4, 2013 6:27 PM CST
Another reason to grow it I like to feed the butterflies. I grow bronze fennel just for them.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2013 6:34 PM CST
I used to grow fennel just for the butterflies years ago. I hate fennel so never would have grown it for myself!
Name: Cinda
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May 4, 2013 6:43 PM CST
I don't like the taste but it is a pretty plant.
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Name: Kristi
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May 4, 2013 9:23 PM CST
I love anything licorice/anise and do like fennel but I don't mind sharing the bronze fennel with the butterflies either.
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May 5, 2013 6:00 AM CST
If you like the taste you should grow french tarragon, it has a similar flavor.
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Name: Kristi
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Aug 4, 2013 9:43 PM CST
Cinda ~ thanks! I don't know how I lost this thread but came back here to look at the types of seeds as I was shopping for fall seeds. I appreciate your suggestion of French tarragon but it despises the heat and humidity here. I love it and have tried and killed it twice. As a result I grow the Texas tarragon here. The taste may be a bit more coarse but still the licorice flavor. I just took cuttings of it and dried it by the pilot light. The oven smelled wonderful while it was drying.

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