HerbsGardening

Why Do My Fresh Herbs Taste Bitter?

Category Herbs

I have never planted herbs before, but went to the nursery and chose 4 for a patio pot. I have chives, lavender, parsley, and rosemary. I pinched them and tasted and they were terribly bitter! So I clipped the old foliage and the new that is growing back is bitter, also. What is wrong? I could never use this in a salad, etc. The worker at the nursery potted them for me, so I don't know what he used. Any ideas? Thanks, as this is my first time asking a question.

Ad

Hardiness Zone: 8a

By J.R. from Moultrie, GA

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Anonymous
July 12, 20100 found this helpful

Rosemary and lavender naturally have a bitter taste. There is more than one variety of chives. If you do not pick the flowers off your parsley, they will become bitter or go to seed.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening HerbsJuly 10, 2010
Guides
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2018/11/09 22:26:21 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!