What types of herbs do I have

Dee-CeeSeptember 15, 2013

As the title says, trying to find out what herbs I have growing. I was given a packet of seeds labeled kitchen herb mix.
I recognise the dill, chives and lemon balm, but these I do not know. Thank you

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Dee-Cee

number 2

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:07PM
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Dee-Cee

number 3

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:08PM
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Dee-Cee

number 4

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:09PM
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Dee-Cee

and last number 5

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 2:10PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

#3 looks like Borage.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 3:34PM
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Dee-Cee

That looks like that one thanks Zackey

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:23PM
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florauk(8/9)

1 . may be Radicchio/chicory - does it have a bitter dandelion like flavour?
2. is Chicory flower
3. is Borage
4. is Stinging Nettle
5. looks like Savory, Satureja hortensis

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 8:10AM
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Dee-Cee

Thanks so much florauk. In looking these up I would agree with you on all except the savory, how sure are you on no. 5? would some more pictures be in order? I am only saying because some of the descriptions/ characteristics doesn't seem to fit the plant.
Yes no. 1 does have a bitter dandelion flavor.
Thanks again.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 9:10AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

3. Borage
4. Stinging Nettle
5. Savory

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 9:49AM
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florauk(8/9)

Dee-Cee - I only have your picture to go on whereas you can see the actual plant. It looks like Savory to me but I might be wrong. What features don't fit in your view? Did you look up Summer Savory ie Satureja hortensis? Or did you check Winter Savory, Satureja montana? Your plant looks like the former to me.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:42AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

@ Dee - Cee

Tell us how the number 5 tastes ?

Summer and winter savory have almost the same taste.
The taste is complex. Little bit like tarragon, a bit like thyme, a bit minty.
I have both summer and winter savory. The leaves are narrow and bit elongated. It grows and branches out in the shape of a tree. Probably there are variations.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 3:51AM
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Dee-Cee

Thanks so muchfor everyones help, after cross referencing the names i was able to determine that they are as everyone has named.
This is the last time I use a packet of seeds labeled mixed herbs and stick with what I know and use.
Also I really don't think the stinging nettle was part of the seed packet as that stuff grows around here like weeds especially since I live next to a overgrown wooded lot that has it in it. Thanks again everyone.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 9:02AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

The chicory (#1 & 2) looks almost like the "Italian Dandelion" variety I planted years ago. It has reseeded year after year...10 years later it is still going strong. There's a lot of variety in it. Some plants have rounded leaves, some look just like dandelions. Nice herb. Look up all the uses at pfaf.org -- Cichorium intybus.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 8:21PM
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Dee-Cee

Thanks Again, Yes they are the italian dandelion.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 10:52AM
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