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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a way to scientifically self-study the effects Rhodiola Rosea has on me? [more inside]
posted by SollosQ
on Apr 16, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me construct a 3' tall raised herb garden in my backyard. Materials? Subtrate Levels? [more inside]
posted by blastrid
on Mar 13, 2008 -
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 -
What happened to my little herb garden? They were growing really well    
(just-watered), and then they've sort of died off    
. 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 -
Is buying Marijuana seeds legal in Canada?
posted by stungeye
on Apr 19, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -