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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Oct 18, 2015 5:44 PM CST

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Oct 18, 2015 6:09 PM CST
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Oct 18, 2015 6:58 PM CST
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Oct 18, 2015 7:48 PM CST
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Oct 18, 2015 8:22 PM CST
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 18, 2015 9:21 PM CST
Thank You! Dave !

I'm very happy we have an herb forum again !
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Oct 18, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Okay then...what is an herb? Medicinal? Spice? Both?

What to look for?
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Bluespiral
Oct 19, 2015 12:05 AM CST
KD, I'm no expert and hope someone more knowledgeable comes by with a better answer, but I think an herb is a plant that is used for cooking, healing, and other possible home and garden purposes.

This is a large subject - could you start a thread asking your question again?
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Bluespiral
Oct 19, 2015 1:35 AM CST
Dave, thank you for this forum - there is nothing like being in an herb garden when the sun strikes all those aromatic leaves, releasing their fragrances all around you. Now, maybe I'll find some help on how to do it Sticking tongue out
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Herbs are the leaves of plants - used for food, flavoring, medicinal use and fragrance.

Spices are the dried and sometimes ground, seeds/berries/fruits and bark - used for flavoring.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 19, 2015 12:15 PM CST
My concept of the term 'herb' has expanded considerably since I converted my vegetable garden to an herb garden and began researching herbs. In addition to the common culinary (parsley, sage, etc..) and medicinal (echinacea, arnica, horehound, etc.) herbs, I am finding that many many plant parts (flowers, leaves, bark, roots) can be used for various things. I'm having fun experimenting with salves and lotions, which are quite easy to create - and much more cost effective than those age-defying concoctions sold at cosmetic counters.
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