Herbs forum→Hello from Willinator, I have grown herbs for my kitchen in the past

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Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 9, 2020 3:14 PM CST
Hello everyone,

I have loved growing herbs in my garden, especially oregano,
thyme, and different types of basil, and Mexican Mint Marigold
(instead of tarragon)

I am therefore looking for places to buy various herbs including
Mexican Mint Marigold
Aussie Sweetie Basil (does not make seeds)
chives
Agapanthas
others.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 9, 2020 5:15 PM CST
Over the years, I have picked up different herbal seeds from online companies. Most are common run of the mill herbs but if there is a particular herb I want seed for or even a plant, I will do a google search to locate the online company. You are in a good climate for herbs and I hope you will keep us posted on what you find and how it grows for you.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Name: William Groth
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Willinator
Apr 10, 2020 7:52 AM CST
Well I guess I will have to look up nurseries that sell herbs

Another favorite is Anise Hyssop it has a really good flavor
in tea.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Name: Kristi
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Apr 10, 2020 2:44 PM CST
I am afraid you will have to find local folks to locate nurseries in your area. Sorry.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Apr 20, 2020 12:54 AM CST
Will, Tomball and Humble? I believe have The Arborgate Nursery and they carry more herbs than most. Also out in Katy is Nelson Watergardens and they have really great herbs. The third place I have found good selection is Plants for All Seasons. All are great at information as well.
O by the way, Nelson's Watergardens isn't actually geared toward herbs, but I have found different varieties there that I don't see at Tomball Arborgate. I just came in from outdoors and was trying to id a plant, it didn't come up last year, but my Mexico Mint Marigold is coming up this year. I grow MMMarigold, lemon thyme, peppermint, Spearmint, Mojito mint, Tuscan Blue and prostate Rosemary, (Tomball Arborgate had Hill Hardy at least once this year) Hilltop Oregano, onion chives, fern leaf dill, fennel, Italian flat leaf parsley, lemon catnip, regular catnip, African Blue basil, and trying to grow sweet basil and spicy globe basil- they aren't happy. Nelson's had a powdery mildew resistant 'Eleanor' sweet basil that is doing okay. Just an FYI edit
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Apr 20, 2020 2:50 PM CST
Forgot one of my favorite herbs and it isn't small, but does return every Spring like the MMMarigold, it is called a root beer plant here.
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By summers end it is over my head and the aroma is amazing.
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So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 20, 2020 7:18 PM CST
OH yes, I have grown the Hoja Santas plant in my gardens before but here in Houston, TX
It becomes very invasive. Mine got over 8 feet tall and l had huge clumps which propogated
by root. So Kat be very careful with that plant.

I got my basil plants and have planted them with my growing lemon verbena and some with my
oregano plants in a 1/2 barrel planter and another planter.

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
Vegetable Grower Bookworm
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kittriana
Apr 20, 2020 7:56 PM CST
That is why my hoja santo stays in a pot- too close to a bamboo, chuckl. That bare stem is a loquat my daughter wants but doesn't know where to put it, I suspect it has been too long there to survive the move out of such a small pot....but LOK we can get tons of sprouts of loquats if it dies, chuckl. I spent the day cooking and didn't get outside where I need to be, tomorro I shall figure out my plans and work at them.
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!
Name: William Groth
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Apr 28, 2020 6:23 PM CST
Well I have gotten my herbs which includes Mexican Mint Marigold, several types of Basil,
Arugula, Salad Burnet, Lemon Verbena, oregano, anise hyssop.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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