Herbs O-Z

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Meg
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
August 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious pest repellant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? delicious, easy, multiple uses

What are the cons? Have to diligently cut back

Review:

Shungiku are one of my favorite edibles. I use the greens in stir fries, soups, salads, and - my favorite - blanched with a miso tahini dressing. Best 5 minute meal ever. The flowers are also edible and make medicinal tea. The growing plants help repel pest bugs from your other veggies, and you can process them to make a stronger insect repellants for plants or people. An all around win. For best eating, keep them well cut back. Once they begin to bud and flower, the stems get woody and the leaves thin. The young tender bushy ones are best. Once you're sick of eating them every day, let them flower and start using the flowers for tea, and saving out seeds. Self seeding and abundant. Can look a bit straggly if left totally untended (like wild daisies).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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54 out of 54 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Flowerpot
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Date:
November 6, 2014
          4.0
 
delicious easy fastgrowing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy, pretty, fast-growing

What are the cons? none

Review:

I sprinkled seed on some disturbed ground (I banged around the ground with a leaf rake) at the very end of summer and I had leaves for salads almost immediately. I even thought it was lettuce! By October I had many beautiful flowers. It was delicious as a salad green before and after flowering. A couple frosts later it still tastes good with a mild celery flavor and a hint of lemon, and is still making flowers. I made sugared flowers which were lovely, (great for a first-timer) but the taste was not great. Not bad, mind you...but not the most delicious either. Grows to about 30" in my fertile, moist, slightly-acidic soil.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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36 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gmommer
Location:
Springfield, MO
Date:
May 9, 2014
          4.0
 
New to me
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate. Attractive.

What are the cons? None yet

Review:

I had a seed packed left over from 2009. I was experimenting with the "winter sow" method so I used old seeds. It appears a large number of the 5 year old seeds germinated. I am planting them for the first time. The foliage is lovely. I am looking forward to the results.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melinda
Location:
Seymour, MO
Date:
March 13, 2014
          5.0
 
Lovely
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? tall strong flower

What are the cons? hard to get started

Review:

A great addition to your edible flower garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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23 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Richard
Date:
September 6, 2012
          2.0
 
Doesn't like my weather.
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This has NOT grown well in my Tropical (Thai) climate, during rainy season. I'm hoping to try again when the rain clears and we get some hot, sunny weather again. Germination rates were high, I think it's just been too wet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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