Monday, October 19, 2009

How Well Do You Know Your Herbs?

How well do you know your herbs? How closely have you been paying attention to the different things we have learned this summer?

Here is your chance to test your knowledge.

Although I have to confess, I missed five of them, and the pictures of several of the herbs looked absolutely nothing like the plants I grow with the very same name, it was still a fun little quiz.

Click here to take the quiz.

Leave me a comment when you are done, let me know how you did.

Good Luck!


  1. Troy,
    no no I can't do that -still have many ones to learn about -most of them look alike still-that's why the cute little plant stakes!

  2. Well I got three wrong. But I still say that the Summer Savory looks like thyme! Hadn't even heard of some of those herbs. You have a lot of teaching to do Troy!


  3. Vickie, go for it, you may discover some questions to ask your teacher in the next class.

    Jane, I agree, the Savory's did look more like Thyme. Also the Tarragon's were too immature to tell the difference between Russian and French, and the Epazote looked absolutely nothing like the Epazote we grew this year.

    Then there were a couple that I just had to make a wild guess.

    There are still a few herbs that I have tried to grow that I want to write about, then I will be exploring the wide world of herbs that I know nothing about.

    That part is going to be fun.

  4. Troy

    I've been herb gardening for over 25 years and I've never heard of Epazote. I've never seen it called for in any recipes either. Guess there's always new things to be learned!


  5. Jane, I hadn't heard of it either until I saw it at the nursery. As soon as I saw a new herb that I had never heard of, I knew I had to buy it and take it home.

    Ours grew pretty well, and then it seeded off, so I'm sure I will have more than I ever wanted next year.

    It's one of the herbs I still need to write about.

  6. It took me a while to figure out you had to scroll down. So I missed 11. I admit some of them were guesses, some right and some wrong. Linda

  7. Actually Linda, that's not too bad. I have been studying herbs pretty intensely all summer, and still missed quite a few. And several of the ones I got right were lucky guesses.