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Pungent Horseradish
Melissa officinalis and alliums
Lemon balm can set seed prodigiously and in time it springs up in every crack or crevice. The flowers are small and insignificant, which can make it difficult to know when to deadhead.


Pungent With a sharp, hard point; sharp and acid to taste or smell.
Purity The relative stability and uniformity of a breeding line.
Quadrangular Four angled, or pith or a twig.

Pungent onions are usually smaller in size, have thinner rings, tighter skins and make your eyes sting when you cut them. The same sulfurous compounds that draw tears inhibit rot, so the more pungent the onion the longer it will store.

Pungent paperwhites are the classic forced bulb. Show them off in a classic urn with a base of artichokes. No chill time needed for these fragrant beauties. Successive plantings result in blooms Thanksgiving to March.
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A pungent colorless gaseous alkaline compound of nitrogen and hydrogen NH3 that is very soluble in water and can easily be condensed to a liquid by cold and pressure.
Often used in fertilizers, sometimes in an anhydrous form
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Thyme has ~, yet pleasing aroma and flavor. Growing 8-12 inches, Thyme plants have grayish leaves, and woody stems. Thyme herb plants produce a profusion of tiny purplish white flowers. Flowers produce a fragrant scent.
Try growing Thyme as border pants, or in containers.

While the ~ aroma and taste of marigolds (Tagetes spp.) wards off many unwanted garden pests, some insects aren't put off by the bitterness, and several diseases don't discriminate between… Read More
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Many herbs and ~ flowers perfume the air when dogs plow through. While that won't discourage the canines from doing their thing, it's a silver lining to cling to when beds get trampled.

Pelargonium '~ Peppermint' scented geranium
perennial, easy care
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Varieties in the ~ group are 'Wildwood' with brownish purple markings on the leaves and rose-colored blossoms; and 'Citrosa' and 'Citronella,' the "mosquito repellant" plants.

Thai basil has ~ anise undertones and purple stems, both gorgeous and favorful. I've had good luck with Queen of Siam, but am continuing to experiment.

African tree basil (Ocimum gratissimum), sometimes called shrubby or clove basil, is a ~ly scented sub-shrub with slightly hairy leaves and delicate white to yellow-green, two-lipped flowers that are tasty in salads.

Fresh burdock root is sweetly ~ and nutty. I love to peel young roots, sprinkle with salt and eat fresh for a delicious snack. I also peel the older roots, then soak in water for about an hour. After this they can be boiled, or chopped and added to stir-fries, soups and stews.

As early as 1493 Peter Martyr wrote that Columbus brought home with him "pepper more ~ than that from the Caucasus (the far East)." Peppers were among the first vegetables native to the Americas that the Europeans took an interest in.

Sargent thus writes of it in Garden and Forest: "The plant may well be grown for the beauty of its fruit alone, which, moreover, is juicy and edible, with a sharp, rather ~, agreeable, flavor.

Then there's horseradish - a ~ plant but with a great flavour and winter is a great time to lift it and divide it. It can be fairly invasive, with deep roots that are hard to get out, and if you plonk it in your garden, it can have the tendency of taking over.

Similar in taste to marjoram, oregano's taste is more ~ and has overtones of mint. Greek oregano, subspecies hirtum of O. vulgare, is recommended as the best type of oregano for cooking. Oregano is a half-hardy perennial that can be grown outdoors as an annual or indoors as a perennial.

Although deer will eat anything if hungry enough, given a choice they tend to stay away from succulent plants, poisonous plants, ~ flavored plants, and plants with hairy or furry leaves. Plant ornamentals with these qualities in areas of heavy deer traffic.

They give a peppery and ~ flavoring to your meals, hence, are traditionally used in dishes of places like Africa, China, and India. Having a rather zesty, peppery taste which individuals think of as a mustard flavor. You'll find both western and Asian varieties.

The good news about female trees is that the fruits can be picked (while wearing latex gloves) and the nuts removed from the ~ smelling meat of the fruit. When first blanched, the nuts are edible and indeed are consumed in many parts of the world.

All parts of the plant are edible but its ~ smell may make it unsuitable for growing indoors. The lobed lower leaves are used in chutneys, curries and sauces and the spicy-flavoured seeds are used baking, chutneys and meats. Plants are liable to bolt in summer, producing less leaf and seeds.

Culinary uses: Sages' highly aromatic and ~ flavor is best utilized on its own. Sage is a wonderful addition to soups, sauces, stuffing, stews, fish, shellfish, meats and poultry. Scatter bits of sage leaf in salads. Add Sage to rich, fatty meats such as pork, duck and sausage.

Spectacle Pod "Pepper Grass" Dimorphocarpa wislezeni (Mustard-Brassicaceae) is an annual mustard with a hot ~ flavor. White flowers from clusters around the stem tips and grows to a height of 1 feet, and has multiple branches.

You may be familiar with cilantro as a ~ herb that flavors salsa or pico de gallo. That same fragrance, used throughout the garden, can attract beneficial insects and encourage growth of some crops, such as spinach.

Diplotaxisx tenuifolia - an extremely strong and ~ green with deeply serrated leaves.
Diplotaxisx integrifolia - a traditional Italian favorite that is also known as 'Olive Leaf'. It has smooth, elongated, paler green leaves and a less ~ flavor.

Fleas, for some reason, can't stand the smell of this ~ leaf. Eucalyptus leaves are not toxic to pets or humans so this is a safe method to use for families and animal lovers. Borax is also great for ridding fleas. It is non-toxic and you can spread it on your carpet or lawn.

Mustards, and the rest of brassicas, naturally contain glucosinolates which are responsible for the spiciness, or ~ heat, of brassicas. Some brassicas contain more than others.

Heliotrope has a sweet, ~ scent that some liken to the smell of cherry pie. 'Dwarf Marine' features a royal purple color. It is large flowered yet compact and has attractive, dark green foliage and a bushy habit.

Take a step into any herb garden at the height of summer, and the first thing you'll probably notice is the ~ smell of dill in bloom. Look around, and you'll quickly see the large, umbrella-shaped flowers poking out over the other plants, adding a subtle touch of yellow to the mix.

With its ~ scent and flavor, rosemary can easily overpower a dish. Use it with roast chicken and meats, and in stews. Finely chopped leaves make a nice addition to breads and biscuits. It can be dried for winter use, or small twigs can be put in freezer bags and stored in the freezer.

It is, in fact, a member of the mint family and its leaves do have a ~ aroma when crushed. In its native habitat, it is perennial, and is usually hardy in USDA Zones 5a-9a. It blooms late summer to early fall, so it catches hummingbirds on their annual migration.

If you look hard enough you can find solutions to many of your lawn and garden problems "naturally." The ~ aroma of many herbs acts as a natural insect repellent.

Appearance Wormwood is a tall (to 90cm) plant with grey/green leaves and a very ~ smell.
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OK, this is truly one of the best discoveries of ours. This mildly ~ garlic has a wildly warm aromatic flavor that we could previously only enjoy in authentic Italian restaurants.
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Peppers are generally classified based on fruit type, the major distinction being between fruit that is ~ (cayenne, jalapeno, Tabasco) and fruit that is sweet (bells, frying peppers, pimentos, paprika).

fragrant - The whole plant is anise-scented, the young foliage having a specially ~ anise-like flavor and fragrance. Dried seed is sweetly fragrant, although fresh seed has a slightly unpleasant smell.
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The adult flies can be confused into not laying eggs near the carrots by inter-planting your rows with onions or ~ herbs such as sage, chive, rosemary or parsley.

Harvest your carrots while they are young and tender. This will reduce the amount of ~-tasting, rooty carrots that you harvest. Most carrots are ready to harvest between 50 and 75 days after they are sown.

Ripe or ripening citrus fruit on the lower part of the tree may develop a light brown, water-soaked decay often called brown rot. Affected fruit develop a ~ odor. Fruit in the early stage of the disease may go unnoticed at harvest and infect other fruit during storage.
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I imagined a windy hillside in Greece, covered with ~ oregano and red poppies. Mediterranean herbs are great performers in planting strips, where dry, compacted soil is the norm. These plants hunker down, with small and often fuzzy leaves containing aromatic oils that prevent drying out.

Picea pungens 'Globosa': Picea=spruce Pungens=strong fragrance Globosa=rounded It' s a spruce with ~ scented foliage and it will be a rounded, globe shape.

Khirgizstan (O. vulgare subsp. gracile, syn. O. tyttanthum). More ornamental than other types, with glossy green leaves and pink flowers. Bushy growth to 18 inches tall. ~ly spicy with true oregano flavor. Excellent container variety, with stems that spill over the edge. Zones 5?6 ...

Summer savory is a tender annual that grows to a height of up to 18 inches. It has small bronze-green leaves and very small white or lavender flowers. The leaves are ~ and spicy. Summer savory grows best in a well-worked loamy soil. Seed can be planted in the garden in spring.

Similar to the Arcadia Broccoli, a vigorous mild-flavored relative of the more well-known kales and collards without the hairy leaves and bitter or ~ taste of most European rapas.

Never over water your herbs. While you don't want to deprive them of water entirely, herbs taste and smell more ~ when they are forced to "struggle" a little for life. Water only enough to keep the plants healthy but don't pamper them too much.

increased micronutrient content, your herbs will be healthier and more immune to disease and insect infestation. Also, their flavour rings true. With the addition of just leaves and some manure, the plants will still be a little deprived of some nutrients and therefore, have a slightly more ~ ...

Onions- Onions are bulbs with a ~ flavour. The bulb develops in response to day length and correct sowing times are critical for onions. Origin: Central and Western Asia. Nutrition Value: Vitamin C, calcium.
Peas- The pea is a legume that is grown for its pods or for the seeds they contain.

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