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Wake Forest Herb Festival has begun

meatn3 Apr 20, 2012 10:51 AM

Today is the first day of this 10 day festival. The selection seemed to be wider than previous years. They had a few items which are sometimes hard to find such as scented geraniums, epazote & culantro. Wide variety of basil and thyme. Most herbs are $3.50, a few go up to $7 or $8.

There were also a smattering of vegetable (grown from organic seed) and ornamental plants.


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    chazzer RE: meatn3 Apr 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    I once tried to get Genevieve basil there

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      meatn3 RE: chazzer Apr 20, 2012 11:36 AM

      I didn't look at the basil varieties too closely since I'm growing them from seed...I tried really hard to just stick to my list!

      I don't know if it's because I attended earlier, but the selection seems to have more depth this year.

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        Sue in Mt P RE: chazzer Apr 22, 2012 10:18 AM

        chazzer, if you can't find a plant, it's easy to grow from seeds. I got my seeds at the hardware store.

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          chazzer RE: Sue in Mt P Apr 23, 2012 08:15 AM

          Thanks Sue, but it turns out that NC Tomato Man has expanded out and in addition to his many heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants he has included Basel

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            meatn3 RE: chazzer Apr 23, 2012 08:40 AM

            Oh wow,what a great resource!

            I had no idea anyone local had Datil peppers! I had a friend who was in St. Augustine this past weekend track some down for me...

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        bbqme RE: meatn3 Apr 23, 2012 10:42 AM

        Not the kind of herb I had in mind... ;-)

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          chazzer RE: bbqme Apr 23, 2012 10:46 AM

          Bet that would make a great festival

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