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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    Which ones shouldn't be there?
    I'd put into the Herb box all the packets of Jekka's Herbs that I've bought in the 50p sale.
    These included Broad leaved sorrel and Purslane. I also had those in the Oddments Vegetable box, so I wanted to decide which box they should be in!!
    I think it comes down to whether you eat a lot of it in one go or just have a taste/hint/sprinkle.
    So Sorrel and Purslane you can eat as a "vegetable" but you wouldn't eat a plate of Thyme or Rosemary.

    Does that make sense??
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I'd put into the Herb box all the packets of Jekka's Herbs that I've bought in the 50p sale.
    These included Broad leaved sorrel and Purslane. I also had those in the Oddments Vegetable box, so I wanted to decide which box they should be in!!
    I think it comes down to whether you eat a lot of it in one go or just have a taste/hint/sprinkle.
    So Sorrel and Purslane you can eat as a "vegetable" but you wouldn't eat a plate of Thyme or Rosemary.

    Does that make sense??
    Yes, but they're the kind of veg that would be grown round a cottage rather than out in the fields, as a crop - I think that's why they come under 'herbs'.

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    An herb to me is summat you can add to dishes when cooking to savour and flavour!

    And yes there are others that have medicinal values, St johns wart, camomile to name but a few, you really need to speak to Jeeka! She's the expert!
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    I've been looking at Roger Phillips' book on Herbs which I've had for years.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-li...=used&qid=&sr=

    I have a cunning plan (another one!). To sort through my seeds and find all the ones that are in the book, grow them and use them (unless they're for ailments I don't have!).

    My aim is to grow only plants which are edible and/or useful - although being wildlife friendly or beautiful is also "useful".

    I'll also refer to https://www.pfaf.org/user/default.aspx for more information.

    Get your seed boxes ready - its always nice to have company.
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