Herbs

Woody and herbaceous useful plants.

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borage
Category: Herbs
Created on: 15 February 2015

Borage is used as a companion plant for tomatoes, as it discourages the tomato hornworm.

Photo credit, cropped version: By Phil Sellens (Flickr: Borage (Borago officinalis(2)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

chives
Category: Herbs
Created on: 15 February 2015

Chives grow 12–20 inches tall, and are used for cooking, with a flavor milder than onions.

Photo credit: Captain-tucker under WikiMedia Commons.

clary_sage
Category: Herbs
Created on: 15 February 2015

This cottage garden favorite is a large plant with multi-branched spikes of flowers. Bruised leaves and flowers smell of grapefruit and pine.

Photo credit, cropped version: Permission granted to use under GFDL by Kurt Stueber Source: [www.biolib.de] via WikiMedia Commons.

dill_mammoth
Category: Herbs
Created on: 15 February 2015

Mammoth Dill (previously Long Island Dill), this variety grows 4 to 6 feet.

Photo credit: original source, Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany. From WikiMedia Commons.

fennel_florence
Category: Vegetables
Created on: 13 February 2015

Swollen stem bases add anise-like flavor when sliced in salads and stir-fries. Use leaves to flavor fish and vegetables. Dry seeds to use in baked goods, soups and sausages.

Description credit: rhshumway.com

Photo credit: By Alvesgaspar (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Category: Herbs
Created on: 03 May 2015

This plant volunteers everywhere throughout the beds. It is sometimes cultivated for food; both the leaves and seeds are edible.