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Greenfield, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 19, 2001
10:38 PM

Post #2567

Can anyone help me identify these herb seeds. I received a free mixed bag of 17 seeds. Sweet Basil, chives, dill, sage, thyme, sorrel, coriander, summer savory, anise, borage, chervil, hyssop, lovage, sweet marjoram, fennel, caraway and peppermint. I only have 8 separated. #7 is brown and #8 is black. #5 smells like licorice.Thank you, Julie

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Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2001
11:48 PM

Post #59975

Julie: #5 would be anise seed since it smells like licorice. Dill, fennel, lovage and I think caraway seed all look familiar to one another. Hold some of one lot in your hand for a few minutes to get them warm and then they should release an aroma, maybe you can identify these seeds that way. Lovage smells like celery. Basil is small round seeds, dark brown. Sage is a little larger than basil and is black. Thyme is very small seeds, almost dustlike and are brownish. Sweet Marjoram are very small seeds too. Hope this has helped a little.
Brooklet, GA
(Zone 8a)

March 20, 2001
5:12 AM

Post #60034

I have several books with seeds pictured. Tomorrow zI will try and help. Or I should say later to day as it is 1:18 am at this time. Janet
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2001
12:34 PM

Post #60106

I'm guessing but here's what I thought

1) Borage
2) Coriander
3) Parsley
4) Dill
5) ?
6) ?
7) Basil ?
8) Thyme ?? Maybe lemon balm or a mint

Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2001
6:17 PM

Post #60584

No. 6 looks like chervil. I agree with Poppysue No.1 looks like borage.
Greenfield, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2001
1:54 PM

Post #60798

Thanks everyone!! The ones I can not figure out (even with all of your help) I will post pics when they grow! The package said 17 different seeds, I only separated 8, hmmm there must be some more mixed up! Julie
Granada Hills, CA

November 4, 2010
8:08 PM

Post #8195219

isn't #5 fennel? it looks like it + tastes like licorice

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