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St. John's wort recommendations, please?

In the past, I've had excellent results with Kira-brand St. John's wort for mild depression. It appears to have been discontinued since I last used it. Can anyone recommend a high quality replacement, hopefully one that undergoes a reputable third-party assay for active ingredients? I'm in the US. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on May 24, 2016 - 4 answers

What is this plant?

A plant appeared next to my tomato plant in a balcony box and I'd like to know what exactly it is. [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Jun 14, 2015 - 4 answers

How do I manage my unmanageable mint?

My mint plant has broken free of its constraints and has utterly taken over my planter box. It's EVERYWHERE, with runners I can't seem to fully eradicate. I'd like to reclaim the box (4' x 4') and encourage the other herbs (chives, parsley, lemon thyme, etc.) I have started there. But how? Is there a way to get a mint-free clean slate? [more inside]
posted by Ink-stained wretch on Mar 12, 2015 - 14 answers

Steer compost and vegetable gardens

I asked this question a couple weeks ago. Nothing is growing, although I have been watering faithfully every day. The tomato starts don't look particularly happy either, and the dill, oregano, and pepper starts have died (though the basil, sage, and cilantro look ok). [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jun 17, 2014 - 9 answers

How does my garden grow?

Getting a very belated start on planting my garden. Raised beds, zone 8, vegetables. What seeds can I plant this late, and what kinds of starts should I get? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on May 30, 2014 - 10 answers

What is this herb/green?

Help me identify this food plant based on a picture. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Apr 3, 2014 - 13 answers

What was that enchanting smell? (not bufala)

Spent a little less than a week in Paestum, Salerno in late September/early October this year. I remember smelling something beautiful and herb-like, particularly in/around the forum area. I'd like to know what it was that I was smelling! [more inside]
posted by onehundredand80 on Nov 10, 2013 - 3 answers

What is growing on my window sill?

Can you help me identify this herb with the tiny leaves and big taste? The largest leaves are around .25" / .5 cm, and it tastes lemony, peppery, zesty, kind of sharp. [more inside]
posted by taz on May 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me get started with a tea garden

What herbs can I grow to make my own tasty, medicinal, and/or magical teas? I'd love to hear your tea recipes, too.
posted by swift on Aug 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Another use for parsley

Who's this eating my parsley? I haven't found much use for the herb but in a few dishes, but these critters are having a feast. [more inside]
posted by mightshould on Apr 17, 2012 - 12 answers

Farmers' Marketing

I'm looking for a primer on the business-side of the small-scale produce production. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Jan 30, 2012 - 3 answers

What's a durable way to label Ikea Slom and Ihärdig jars?

What's a durable way to label Ikea Slom and Ihärdig jars? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Nov 8, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I make a spread that tastes like one herb or spice?

I'd like to make a bunch of spreads or dips that showcase the complex flavors of one herb or spice each. What base recipe should I use? [more inside]
posted by pocams on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the minty looking, lemony smelling leaf?

Can you help me identify this herb/plant? [more inside]
posted by nfg on Oct 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I get savory locally near Monterey, CA

Where can I get savory (the herb) locally near Monterey, CA? [more inside]
posted by macfly on Oct 15, 2010 - 10 answers

What is that scent

Over last couple of years I have noticed an increasing number of people (male & female) wearing a particular scent. It doesn't smell like standard perfume or aftershave. It has a kind of herby / healthy scent maybe even a touch medicinal. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Sep 27, 2010 - 33 answers

How do we reap when our beds are turning?

Questions about soil preparation and space planning for garden beds [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Jun 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Is all sage edible?

Is all sage edible? [more inside]
posted by molasses on Apr 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there a way to scientifically self-study the effects a herb has?

Is there a way to scientifically self-study the effects Rhodiola Rosea has on me? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Apr 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Planning an all-herb garden

Need help planning out an all-herb garden. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Apr 3, 2010 - 31 answers

Mary Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?

Where is the best place to buy seeds online? Your favorite shops or retailers appreciated! Amazon has been not too helpful and a bit overwhelming. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Feb 25, 2010 - 19 answers

At least the question isn't "should I eat it?".

Name that veg: what is this green, vine-y vegetable/lettuce/herb thing that showed up in my CSA box this week? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Dec 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Identify this herb/spice!

Please help identify this herb/spice! [more inside]
posted by lisawin on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

What's this herb? I'm floundering.

It's green, it grows, it tastes like fish. What is it and what can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Jun 7, 2009 - 5 answers

What are a few strange or exotic vegetables/herbs/fruit that I can plant in my new garden?

Just shoveled out a new garden 2 weeks ago. Put some tomatoes and peppers seedlings in, and already have some baby pepper and tomato plant is flowering well. Looking for strange or exotic veggies or herbs I can put into the remaining space. This east facing plot probably gets 4-6 hours of direct sun (more once we get further into summer). I live coastal in San Diego, so it would be zone 10. It also never get's hotter than 90F, and never below 32F. Very dry, so low water plants are a plus, but I dont mind watering a small area often. I have no preference starting from seed or seedling, so either one works.
posted by ShootTheMoon on May 1, 2009 - 20 answers

What is this mysterious plant from Thailand called?

What plant did my Thai neighbor just give me? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jan 25, 2009 - 3 answers

How to remove wax from plant material?

Many questions have been asked about removing wax from carpet, but what about from...plant material. I accidentally dropped some...oregano...into the wax puddle of a burning candle. surprisinly valuable, expensive oregano. After removing the chunk of herb from the puddle, the wax hardened around it. Is there any way to dissolve/dissipate/remove the wax without harming my plant material?
posted by captain cosine on Sep 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Dill recipes?

We have LOTS of dill coming up. Can anyone provide any not-too-difficult recipes to take advantage of this situation? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on May 16, 2008 - 28 answers

What am I smoking?

What herb am I growing? Here's the wide view, the buds, and the leaves. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on May 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me build a raised herb garden bed

Help me construct a 3' tall raised herb garden in my backyard. Materials? Subtrate Levels? [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Mar 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Suggestions for veggies I can grow on a deck or inside?

I'd love to grow some vegetables this year. However, I don't have much in the way of outdoor space OR sunlight. What are my best bets? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jan 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Hot rabbit recipe

A chilli rabbit recipe from a 'Hemphills Herbs and Spices' book. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Dec 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Can you be my herb doctor?

What happened to my little herb garden? They were growing really well [1] [2] [3] [4] (just-watered), and then they've sort of died off [5] [6] [7] [8]. I've been growing them under my oven light. Can you help me figure out what went wrong and if I can save my herbies?
posted by lpctstr; on Dec 13, 2007 - 20 answers

Is buying Marijuana seeds legal in Canada?

DoobieFilter: Is buying Marijuana seeds legal in Canada?
posted by stungeye on Apr 19, 2007 - 8 answers

windowsill herb garden

I live in a New York apartment and I like to cook. When I go to the farmer's market, I'm always tempted to buy herbs in little pots and put them in my window. Questions: (1) If I buy herbs in little pots and put them in my window, how long will they last? (2) How often do you water? (3) If I want to use them for cooking, do I just snip them off and use them and if I do (4) do the herbs grow back? Basically: how do I start a windowsill herb garden?
posted by adrober on May 5, 2006 - 10 answers


Rub-a-dub-dub: any unique ideas for herb/spice/marinate combos?
(Bird, beast, or fish, it could be any dish.)
posted by Smart Dalek on Sep 5, 2004 - 20 answers

Help identifying an empty German flask I found?

I'd like some help identifying an empty flask I found in a drawer.
It's from Germany, and bears the inscription "Herrenberger Blutwurzelansatz / Weinhaus Gläßer / Brennerei Herrenberg / Deutsches Erzeugnis".
The bottle is at least 10-12 years old, and doesn't mention any overseas distributor. Could it have held an herbal wine, or a liqueur?
posted by Smart Dalek on Jan 12, 2004 - 6 answers

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