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"Everybody seems to be planting herb gardens lately, either outdoors or in windowboxes. See how much you know about these useful plants."
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To get the best flavor, you should plant the Mexican or Greek variety of which herb?
Which of the following cannot be propogated from seed?
Lemon, Cinnamon, Piccolo, and Sacred are varieties of this popular culinary herb.
This type of plant (which is more familiar in its larger-flowered varieties) has leaves that can smell like roses, nutmeg, coconut, lemon, lime, and lemon-rose (among others).
Want to add some color to your herb garden? The following have beautiful flowers which, with one exception, are also edible. Which one is not edible?
This herb, most often grown and used for fragrance, is an ingredient of the classic Herbs de Provence.
For an attractive garnish, grow the curly variety of this herb; for best flavor, grow the flat-leaf Italian variety.
Coriander is synonymous with which of the following?
This herb has both a summer and a winter variety.
To add a celery flavor to a dish, use this herb.
To add a cucumber flavor to a dish, use this herb, which also has attractive, edible flowers.
Grown mostly for its appearance, the beautifully divided blue-green leaves of this perennial (mentioned in both Shakespeare and the Bible)have a highly distinctive scent.
Which of the following is not anise-flavored?
The name Rosemary comes from the Latin for which of the following?
Star of the Sea
Mary of the Roses
Dew of the Sea
The slightly bitter, hollow stems of this plant are traditionally blanched and candied to use as a garnish for cakes and desserts.
In addition to desserts and beverages, this herb is traditionally used to season peas and/or carrots and with lamb (sometimes in jelly form).
The lemon variety of this herb has tiny, yellow-variegated leaves and pink flowers.
The Pineapple-scented variety of this herb has bright red flowers (think stuffing).
To add a few silvery-gray accents to your herb garden, use plants of this family, many of which have fragrant leaves.
Herbs of this family include chives, garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.
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