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Have just on finished expansion of our small community garden, I want to focus on herbs in the new section. Does anybody have any suggestions for some unusual herbs?

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Chives, Summer Savory for cooking with green beans; Dill.

Spinliesel Level 8 June 2, 2018

Sweet bay leaves. Curry leaf Are two I grow that most people don’t. And the will both grow into nice size trees.

Donto101 Level 7 June 2, 2018

sweet bay leaves are one I don't have, are they a bay tree?

@Rugglesby yes


I don't know if you class them as herbs but coriander, parsley, garlic chive, chive, celery,

FrayedBear Level 9 June 2, 2018

Basil varieties, and holy basil or tulsi.

HippieChick58 Level 9 June 2, 2018

Yes I have some holy basil seeds I plan on planting

have to look both of those up, thanks

@Rugglesby I like the basil flowers which helps bush the plant and stop it going to seed. A great mouth freshener on the way to car - just don't forget to check for bits stuck to the teeth before smiling at anyone!


Oregano is a nice one and useful in tomato dishes. The different coloured thymes make for an attractive appearance. Sage is useful, too.

CeliaVL Level 7 June 2, 2018

Sorrel, chives, borage

MissKathleen Level 9 June 2, 2018

There is a popular one used in Middle Eastern cuisine that I've not heard of before until recently. I can't remember what it's called unfortunately.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 June 2, 2018

Fennel makes for an attractive planting and the bulb is edible as well as the seeds.
Borage is another herb that is both medicinal and pretty, also a great bee attractor.

Surfpirate Level 8 June 2, 2018

I found some lovage in the herb section of plants this year and snagged one. I am not sure how common it is but it is new to me.

Donna_I Level 7 June 2, 2018
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