Our New Balcony Herb Garden

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 25, 2014 in Food, Photos |

I finally have a small herb garden. Nothing too fancy, just herbs I was able to find at Cartimar. We will hopefully have more plants if Glo is able to get seeds to sprout.

Our new herb garden

Our new herb garden. Front Row: Gynura Procumbens, lemon balm, mint, tarragon. Back Row: Aloe Vera, Mustard, Bird’s Eye Chili (siling labuyo), and screw pine (pandan)




lemon balm

Lemon Balm


Bird's Eye Chili, colloquially known as siling labuyo.

Bird’s Eye Chili, colloquially known as siling labuyo.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

I thought I had bought an Ashitaba plant, as that’s what the seller had told me. However, it didn’t have the characteristic yellow sap. It turns out it’s a similar herb, Gynura Procumbens. It is often mistaken or mislabeled as ashitaba for those who don’t know. The leaf description is similar enough if you’ve never seen either plant before. Now that I have Gynura Procumbens, I’ll know to be on the look out for ashitaba.

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