Re: [gardeners] Epazote

George Shirley (
Thu, 07 May 1998 17:43:35

At 04:45 PM 5/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 08:49 PM 5/4/98, you wrote:
>>Hurrah, my epazote did come up finally. Identified the little seedlings
>>today while I was doing a little clean-up weeding. Almost pulled them
>>thinking, with my bad eyesight, that they were knot weed. Then I noticed
>>the notched leaves and realized what it really was. I've got about a dozen
>>plants growing so we'll see if they are perennials here in SW Louisiana or
>>not. When I lived in Corpus Christi, Texas they were perennials there. Now
>>we add some flavor to the dried beans.
>I'm still waiting on mine George...I've forgotten when I started them.
>Something has come up in that pot, no true leaves yet but it has a reddish
>stem whereas the 'weeds' coming up elsewhere in that potting mix have a
>green stem. Have I got epazote do you think?
I went back to Hill and Barclay's "Southern Herbs" to identify mine. Looks
like knotweed when very young but instead of smooth edges to the leaves
they are kinda notched. Margaret Lauterbach says they take a long time to
come up. Wait until you see true leaves before "weeding."