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catspawo6catspawo6 Posts: 13
Hi all,,, which Herb is this,, I know it's something simple & will kick myself when told, but for now it's name escapes me!.
No name was on it, rescued it from B&Q for a pound.


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  • catspawo6catspawo6 Posts: 13
    ...I think is parsley? But no idea which variety, if it is.
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 514
    Coriander ?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    If you want a parsley plant, buy one in a supermarket and pot it on. I don't think that one will be of much use to you.
    Greek basil and chives do well also and sometimes thyme will grow too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • catspawo6catspawo6 Posts: 13
    Loraine3 said:
    Coriander ?
    Oh yes possibly 😁 I did ask in shop but no one had a clue
    If it is and since it's bolted & flowered I'll be able to use the seeds... Looking on internet it's similar to Italian parsley & corriander
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    What does it smell like? Crush a keaf if you're not certain it's an edible plant.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Whether it's flat-leaved parsley or coriander, the only thing, probably, that it's now worth keeping for would be the seed.  If you like its flavour, keep it and then google how to propagate it from seed.  Coriander is very easy; parsley requires patience! 
  • catspawo6catspawo6 Posts: 13
    edited July 2019
    Whether it's flat-leaved parsley or coriander, the only thing, probably, that it's now worth keeping for would be the seed.  If you like its flavour, keep it and then google how to propagate it from seed.  Coriander is very easy; parsley requires patience! 
    Yes been reading up a lot on both,, all articles suggest it's bolted & gone to seed.
    Was only a £1 so no big loss, it looks pretty enough will repot & see what happens.
    Lots of them in the herb section with clearance stickers, only young kiddies working there, none knew exactly what they were...
    I have a bog standard curly leaf parsley which I purchased same time, hoping it will over winter.
    I've always kept hardy standard herbs that survive outside UK winter's...but then in various ways I do insulate the pots.
  • catspawo6catspawo6 Posts: 13
    B3 said:
    What does it smell like? Crush a keaf if you're not certain it's an edible plant.
    I hope it's edible cause I'll use it for blending shakes.
    It was in the herb section of B&Q on clearance..lots of them, just no one knew what exactly they were.
    I've always delt with herbs which are hardy to UK winter's. I've no where to winter delicate ones.
    Keeping indoors on window sill doesn't seem to offer them enough light where I live..i.e I've given up with Basil.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,273
    Basil is very easy from seed, catspaw. It doesn't really overwinter, but if you sow seed in late winter/early spring it's more than happy on a sunny window sill.
    I sow every so often to get a succession, as it will eventually run out of steam, but you can also freeze it, which might suit you if you're just using it for blending  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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