Chris D or other herb gardeners

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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Not THAT herb. I am planting an herb garden and I know Chris D does a lot of cooking with home grown ingredients. In my flower garden, I planted two sage plants. I'm wondering if these are the same sage as the herb sage. They were probably sold as purple salvia and I THINK they have larger leaves and denser, darker purple flower spikes than what I'm finding on line for salvia officinalis (the herb plant). Am I right in thinking this is not the same sage I want to cook with?

    What I planted as a flower (purple salvia)


    salvia officinalis

  2. Pete Mazz

    Pete Mazz Active Member War Zone Member

    If you're tryin to make brownies, you've got it all wrong.... ;)

  3. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Purple sage is probably the strongest variety. I prefer to use pineapple sage or white sage for cooking. But yes, your sage is sage.
  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Thanks David, I may try to find some of those varieties instead then, though I think some varieties are not perennial here because of the winters...
  5. cjd

    cjd New Member

    We actually don't have any Sage 'cause it's not a preferred flavor. :) Oregano, chives, parsley, cilantro (and the oregano is taking over the lawn - I love it! Smells so good when I mow...)

    Nice flowers on those. Which reminds me, we really need to get Lavender going.
  6. LarryB

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  7. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Is cilantro perennial here or do you plant it every year. To start with my goal was really to only plant perennial herbs just so I don't have to worry about it every year. I may plant some lavender too. I have oregano, chives, 3 verities of parsley, sweet marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and tarragon.
  8. cjd

    cjd New Member

    parsley and cilantro are not perennials but they can be self-seeding. We cook with enough of both that it's worth planting.

    The buds on chives are absolutely delicious (when they're small marble-sized, 1/4" to 1/2", and not opening up yet)

  9. chad

    chad Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    I for some reason thought cilantro was the leave from a jalapeno plant.
  10. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    Damn, came in way to late for a weed joke.

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