Other Herbs T-Z
3-4 ft. tall plant, with strong scent which repels ants and cockroaches. Yellow button flowers dry well. Produces yellow and green fabric dyes. Can be invasive.Will be ready by late May.
Fern Leaf Tansy
Same scent with fernlike leaves. Rarely blooms.Lost my mass planting of mother plants after last winter so probably won't replace it after second loss in 4 years. Doesn't like our unpredictable weather.Lost it in our areas' Botanical Herb Garden as well.Replacemnet arrived last fall . Will have these next year.
The true culinary tarragon. Used in chicken and fish dishes.Rarely flowers and if it does seed is not viable as a rule. A blooming tarragon is probably Russian taragon with a bland flavor and not usedin cooking as a rule.Needs a prolonged chill time in the winter to survive. As our temps are getting warmer, it's more difficult to grow here. I use Mexican Mint Marigold instead.Not available at this time.
(Spilanthes) Leaves have a mild anesthetic property.Won't be ready til end of May.
Tender perennial but will produce roots suitable for drying and using if the plant is brought indoors prior to frost.We only grow orange turmeric which is the preferred one though there are white and yellow varieties as well. Will be ready by first of June. Never start growing til mid May.
Vanilla scented flowers. Spreading plant. Used as an herbal sedative. Roots smell like dirty socks!
Grass with sweet vanilla aroma. Intensifies as dried 4/28/20 Sold out for now.
Tropical grass naïve to India.The roots are intensely scented when dried and the oil from them is the main ingredient in Chanel #5 and found in 90% of all American perfumes.Dried roots can be fashioned into loofah like sponges. The 12 foot roots are woven into mats and hung inopen windows in India, misted with water and scents the breeze.Also widely used for erosion control in tsumani areas.
Fleshly, succulent leaves with strong smell of Vicks. Can be used the same way.
Tropical herb.(Rau ram) Prefers moist or bog soil. Leaves do not loose their flavor in cooking.