Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Today at 9:02 am

» Newspapers vs Weed Cloth
by Saazhops Today at 8:48 am

» What is this? Plant identification?
by sanderson Today at 3:57 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Today at 3:52 am

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:30 pm

» Appetizer Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» Meat Lover's Recipes by SQWIB
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» Too Many Red Wiggler Worms in Raised Beds??
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:13 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 4:55 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Yesterday at 3:24 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by Kelejan Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:23 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:38 am

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/21/2018, 4:51 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2018
by sanderson 1/21/2018, 4:47 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/20/2018, 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 1/19/2018, 9:14 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 2:56 pm

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2018, 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Anyone know what herb this is?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 10:49 am

I planted this yrs. ago, and it is overtaking all in the area including my Egypt onions. Before I pull it, does anyone know what it is?
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1555
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/15/2011, 10:55 am

Looks like a type of oregano to me.
avatar
ModernDayBetty

Female Posts : 298
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Central Washington Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  camprn on 6/15/2011, 10:56 am

krazikandiland wrote:Looks like a type of oregano to me.
+1
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  MarcyG on 6/15/2011, 10:57 am

looks like Oregano to me too
avatar
MarcyG

Posts : 129
Join date : 2010-06-03
Age : 44
Location : North east OHIO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 11:00 am

Thanks, it does smell like oregano but I don't ever remember planting it!
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1555
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 11:02 am

I don't know what happened to my reply. It just disappeared. Anyway, it's a type of oregano. Don't remember which. If I can find my label, I'll let you know. I had some that I purchased at our local nursery. It literally took over half the bed it was in. It's EXTREMELY agressive. You can control it by just pulling everything out except the center. It dries really well, and tastes great in spaghetti.
avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 63
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  westie42 on 6/15/2011, 11:19 am

Oregano but is it Greek or Italian oregano. Are there other types too ? I much prefer Greek It is soo marvelous in my salads. Hmmm wonder what this friday for newbies mite bee.

westie42

Male Posts : 512
Join date : 2011-03-22
Age : 76
Location : West Union, Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  camprn on 6/15/2011, 11:43 am

compost fodder or burn pile?
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  pattipan on 6/15/2011, 11:55 am

That herb looks more like marjoram to me.


pattipan
avatar
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/15/2011, 12:38 pm

@pattipan wrote:That herb looks more like marjoram to me.

pattipan

It could be, they are very closely related. I got this quote from about.com

"Adding more confusion to the mix is the close relationship between marjoram (Origanum majorana)
and oregano, which naturally means they also look very much alike.
While its gentler flavor is sweeter and its aroma not quite as pungent,
marjoram is often confused with oregano. Sweet marjoram has leaves which
are slightly hairy and more gray-green in color."
avatar
ModernDayBetty

Female Posts : 298
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Central Washington Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 1:38 pm

Mine is Greek. Its leaves feel like velvet.
avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 63
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 2:18 pm

Well, it's not hairy, or blue/green, but I went out to look again and it's blooming, so I got a pic of the flowers. I also looked it up: oregano is called Spanish thyme and wild Majoram, I think they used the same pic. for both!

avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1555
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 2:25 pm

My flowers didn't look like that, I don't think. This is a really good close up pick of greek oregano. Notice the velvety leaves. They're not smooth. Hope this helps.
http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg
avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 63
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 2:41 pm

@Denese wrote:My flowers didn't look like that, I don't think. This is a really good close up pick of greek oregano. Notice the velvety leaves. They're not smooth. Hope this helps.
[url=http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg
http://www.abigailsherbblogsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/oregano-greek-plant.jpg[/quote[/url]]
Denese, mine does have that shape, but is not velvety. Mine is smooth with no hair.
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1555
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Denese on 6/15/2011, 3:42 pm

avatar
Denese

Female Posts : 324
Join date : 2011-05-31
Age : 63
Location : Southeast Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2011, 8:06 pm

They all seem to have the same shape leaves, but mine is sort of pinkish. I will pull most and try drying, and plant a small amt in an out of the way spot. They are all part of the mint family, and will spread rapidly.

I planted 1 sq./plant of white thyme. It says it will grow until it finds another plant, then will spread no further. We'll see.

Thanks, Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1555
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone know what herb this is?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum