megany
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Herb identification?

Hey folks!

I planted a bunch of herbs along the back of my garden bed, and a storm came along and swept away the tags. I think this is basil or oregano? But I'm not sure -- does anyone recognize it? It smells great, that's for sure!

Thank you!

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Re: Herb identification?

megany wrote:Hey folks!

I planted a bunch of herbs along the back of my garden bed, and a storm came along and swept away the tags. I think this is basil or oregano? But I'm not sure -- does anyone recognize it? It smells great, that's for sure!

Thank you!

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Thank you! That's great!
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Another identification request

I've got a similar situation, but I didn't plant these plants. Previous owner must have planted them. I don't even know if there are herbs, but i think they are. Got a ton of these in the corner of our planting bed. Can some one identify? Are these basil as well?[img]https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281776_2114879586201_1072038040_2432909_5755365_n.jpg[/img]
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Picture?

Check the New To Helpful Gardener section at the top of index page, under Helpful Tips and Suggestions for New Members, for how to post pictures here.
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Picture added. Sorry .. had to find somewhere to host it...

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Re: Another identification request

blowe wrote:I've got a similar situation, but I didn't plant these plants. Previous owner must have planted them. I don't even know if there are herbs, but i think they are. Got a ton of these in the corner of our planting bed. Can some one identify? Are these basil as well?[img]https://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281776_2114879586201_1072038040_2432909_5755365_n.jpg[/img]
There are several varieties of Basil and the second post looks to be one of the basil family. I only grow the sweet basil and once tried lemon basil but found it not to my liking. Pinch off a leaf and smash it between your fingers to see what it smells like. I know the Basil smell anywhere but it is hard to describe in print.

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Leaves look kind of ridgy for basil. Are the stems square? It might be a mint. Plants in the mint family are readily identifiable by the square stems. You should be able to tell by smell and taste.
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