I garden and cook a lot. One of the coolest things I've learned combining these interests is how much edible stuff you can grow from grocery store leftovers. This is a list of 12 useful herbs and veggies I have personally grown from grocery store scraps/seeds, so I know they work.

But don't let this list limit you. The ultimate moral here is most food scrap seeds and fresh cuttings can be planted or cloned. In hindsight, I feel like that should be an obvious statement, but it's really not in the modern day. It kind of blew my mind how much of the stuff you buy at the grocery store can be planted for fun and profit when I first started to get into gardening.

And just FYI, cloning plants is far more difficult with some plant species than internet articles describing how to clone them make out. Most internet articles act like you can clone anything if you just put a cutting in a cup of water. In practice, only some types of plants actually clone that way reliably. You kind of have to develop a technique for each. Biggest universal principle I've learned is that the area you want to take root should be kept in the dark as much as possible. That usually means putting some kind of collar (e.g. peat moss or rockwool) around the stem and putting it in an opaque and covered container with water so only the top half of the plant with the leaves gets light.

Grocery store stuff I've grown plants from:

  1. Pinto beans – Grown from a bag of dried Goya pinto beans. Just plant the beans like you would from a seed packet. They sprouted in a few days. I assume it would work with other varieties of bean, but pinto are the only ones I’ve tried.

  2. Basil – Can be cloned from fresh herb cuttings bought in the produce aisle. Clones quite easily in just a glass of water. I’ve had roots pop in a literally just two days with rooting hormone added (a virtually unlimited supply can be bought for about $5 on the internet), though it tends to vary a lot based on the quality of the cutting.

  3. Peppers – Seeds inside fresh peppers generally sprout as easily as garden store seeds. You might have less luck with green bell peppers and jalapenos since they’re picked when not ripe though. I’ve successfully grown habaneros, cherry peppers, sweet peppers, and long finger peppers from grocery store seeds.

  4. Mint – Can be cloned from cuttings. Try to use the less woody stems, as they’ll be more likely to root. I found mint moderately difficult to clone. I took 5 cuttings. 2 rooted, but only 1 survived. Once you have a healthy plant, it’s easy to transfer it to another container by burying the runners in the new container.

  5. Rosemary – Can be cloned from cuttings. Rosemary is pretty difficult to clone. I took 10 cuttings and only 1 survived. It took about 1-2 m

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$12.50 plus some herb donuts. I don’t huff or munch herb though lol. How do you guys feel about stuff like this as a tip?
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My dad has had this bottle since the late 60’s. He says it is “goofer dust” that he made himself. It consists of grave dirt, gunpowder, snake skin, bone shards, herbs, and anvil shavings. What is it and what is it used for? I can’t help but feel uneasy around it. Thanks in advance.
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Herb “protect myself at all times” Dean v.redd.it/c913l6myy4h61
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If us redditors can fuck up wallstreet what is stopping us from banding together against the current legality status on herb?

I mean...let’s get it together and make it happen. This need to end now.

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MY wife making burning incense from tree resins and dried herbs <3
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If we get TBC Classic something needs to be done about herb and mining nodes

Currently I can do a lap of EPL and literally have nothing to show for it. It is beyond farmed.

And it's not just the bots, it's the fact that significantly more players are on my server as there might have been in vanilla, but the number and respawn rate of herb and mining nodes remains almost unchanged!

Even after the Black Lotus changes they're still far more difficult to find than they might have been and the main cause is server population. In TBC the Black Lotus issue is likely going away but the other herbs need to be more available. You cannot increase the number of players without also increasing the number of resources available.

Farming used to be a nice relaxing activity to replenish your pots or make a little gold, now it's an unrewarding waste of time.

Come TBC I think the Classic community either needs to accept layering, or Blizzard needs to make herb and mining nodes respawn much faster than they currently are. We're about to be squished into just six zones, while endgame herbs in Classic are spread across nearly twice as many zones and it still isn't enough.

EDIT: Changed my guesstimate of server populations because some redditors want to win a semantics argument rather than addressing the real issue.

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Help Needed: I want to get a weed vaporizer for my BF for V-Day. I know my pens pretty well but not too sure about herb vapes. My Budget is $250 or less

Any help would be greatly appreciated :-)

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My son made me a herb drying rack.
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Here y'all go multi function vape herb and a dab. v.redd.it/fp5spzi573g61
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Drawn by a Norwegian artist, Herb
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In 1980 When Bob Marley went to Harare, In Zimbabwe for the independence concert, he first took a 143-km trip to Mutoko just to chill with marijuana farmers and taste the Motherland's herb.
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Since there are so many silly names for herb and the different strains, one of my favorite things to do is pass someone a bowl or joint and make up a name for what kind it is, just to see how they reply.

Passes joint “Here, it’s Purple Dookie.”

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Finally I can farm herbs!
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Baked cherry tomato and feta tossed with herbs and spaghetti. Delicious
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I bet she even poured those herb all over the couch herself just to set up this post 🙄 honestly now I’ve seen everything!
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Private dinner for 2 tonight, second course of 6. Seared tuna with black garlic sauce and mix herb salad. reddit.com/gallery/l9x1yl
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2 1/2 years of SR with ups and downs(NO PMO) , plant based diet, herbs, filtered water, yoga, and 1+ year of calisthenics. It ain't much but it's honest work and I'm just getting started!
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Legal herb shop in Nepal late 1970s.
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It's finally time to fix this herb patch. We have the technology
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Kielbasa, green pepper, onion, and herbs. That’s it. Delicious.
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The wiki said they got rid of titanosaur spawn on herb island. The wiki was very fuckin wrong.
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Is jellyfish a herb? XQC got that natural rhythm. v.redd.it/qn0r5k4sm3c61
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I'm enjoying my favorite breakfast everyday this week. Old fashioned oats w Laughing Cow garlic herb cheese, spinach, bacon, an over easy egg and a sprinkling of EBB seasoning. 340 calories, including a big coffee with non-dairy creamer.
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Americans will mock English people for not pronouncing the 't' in "water" but then will go ahead and not pronounce the 'h' in "herb"

Edit: damn this post really got some American pressed, downvoting every comment that agrees with the post lol calm down fella it's not that deep

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For you herbs
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Herbs for consciousness

Hello! I am looking for herbs and plants that are used to deepen consciousness, increase emotions, develop intuition and heal the mind. There are the obvious that I have found, that aren't legal in the US.

  1. Ayahuasca/DMT

  2. Psilocybin

  3. San Pedro

Then there are some that I just read on one article, that stated that they were for these purposes, but after researching, I could not find any other validation that they worked alongside consciousness in a direct way.

  1. Reishi

  2. Blue Lotus

  3. He Shou Wu

  4. Holy Basil

  5. Mimosa

  6. Mucuna

  7. Shisandra

  8. Mitragynia

I am also asking, have any of you heard of the 8 posted above and will they work? Also, what plants and herbs do you recommend? Finally, do any of you know of any Herbalist/Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist that I may get in contact with, that can deepen my understanding and knowledge of these plants? Thank you for reading!

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You can freeze your herbs! Mint, cilantro, and spring onions can be chopped, put in little bags, and put in the freezer.

Whenever I buy cilantro, the bunch it comes in is way too much for me to use at once. Instead of letting it go to waste, I was it, dry with paper towels, chop it up and freeze it! The flavor decreases slightly, but it works perfectly well for sprucing up quick meals, and saves a lot of time to have them prepped in the freezer! I honestly wish I knew this sooner, I wouldn’t have had to throw out so many herbs (and lose $$).

Don’t know how well this works with other herbs!

Edit: I use the frozen herbs to top off soups, rice, tacos, omelets, pizza, chowmein, literally everything. It works fine for my lazy college student taste buds although i get that the limp texture might make it unappealing to some folks! Freezing in olive oil or some other liquid sounds like one of the preferred methods and though I wouldn’t be able to grab and dump cilantro on pizza that way, I’ll have to try that method out!! Lots of different ways people store their herbs!! thanks for all the tips y’all!!

Edit2: Some redditors mention that Rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, parsley, dill, lemongrass, and curry leaves work well frozen too! One person mentioned that mint may not work well with this! Other solutions also include vacuum sealing them before freezing, drying herbs by leaving them hanging at room temperature for a few days, flash drying them in the microwave, putting them in a cup of water with a plastic sandwich bag over the top, or growing them yourself if that method is accessible to you. Another user had success with putting a dry, flat layer of herb in between paper towels, rolling that up, and storing the rolls in a ziploc bag in the fridge until needed. Also freezing as pesto in ice cube tray or freezing as an herb butter is an option, as well as making vegetable stock from herbs and other vegetable cuttings. Non-herb stuff that some folks enjoy freezing include ginger (unpeeled is ok! or minced), the juice and zest of lemon and lime, minced garlic, chillies, tomato paste, canned chipotle in adobo sauce, peppers, and onions! That’s a short summary in case you don’t want to scroll through everything! I’m reading every new comment and updating the summary with new info!

Edit3: To clarify, I store mine in a ziploc bag in the freezer! Didnt mean to imply to put them straight in (: Literally so many unexpected things can go in the freezer, like cheese, tofu, baked goods, rice, meats, curries, nearly all fruits and veggies, it’s worth mentioning that next time you have someth

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These little herbs and trefoils are bad for my Juniperus?
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Hired a few new younger guys and I show up at the jobsite and they are openly toking on marijuana like in full view of everyone. Nothing subtle about it at all. Obviously I let them know that there is no smoking of the herb on my site and if they want to do it they’d better not get caught.

They flipped shit and acted like I was a huge asshole and that this was completely acceptable behavior in their previous crews...

Obviously this is residential so I’ve learned to put up with some vullshit but is this really the new normal?!?

I can’t imagine trying to explain to the client why the site smells like a damn dispensary

Update: So I fired them all. Found out they’d been doing meth on my site and even wrote jokes about it on the studs and in the port-a-John..done giving chances to people who obviously don’t take themselves seriously

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When you don't wanna wait until hardmode to start your herb farm.
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Made this double cheeseburger from scratch took me almost all day but was totally worth it (Brioche Bun, caramelized onions, 2 1/4lb smash burgers, yogurt garlic herb sauce) reddit.com/gallery/l1tim4
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Finally got my birria on <3 yum. Herb sour cream and stew to dip.
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