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Herbs (Garden: Herbs)

March 26, 2020

Herbs are not just for cooking. This project focuses on not only the growing cycle of plants but also new and exciting ways to incorporate herbs in vinegars, oils, herbal remedies, potpourri, and accents throughout the home. Youth will explore and explain the process used to prepare the propagation.

For Judging and Check-in information, consult the current 4-H Catalog.

For Resources such as Manuals, Record Sheets, and Score Cards see the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Project Page.

Additional Adams County paperwork is attached as a file after the Project & Exhibit Requirements below.

Herbs are divided into the following categories:

Project Requirements: 

  1. Completed record sheet must be turned in by the established and posted date.
  2. Choose a container that is an appropriate size for the plant. Planters must have drainage and provide for water retention (i.e. have a saucer under the pot)
  3. Premiums will be awarded per class and category as outlined below. One Grand and Reserve Champion will be awarded overall for Herbs.
    1. Single Herbs—premiums per individual herb category
    2. Themed Variety Pot—1 premium in this category
    3. Advance Preparations—1 premium in this category

List of accepted herbs with Latin name:

  1. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) "all edible types"
  2. Catnip (Napeta cataria) "all edible types"
  3. Chamomile (Chamaemelium nobile) "all edible types"
  4. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) "all edible types"
  5. Coriander or Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) "all edible types"
  6. Dill (Anethum graveolens)
  7. French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
  8. Lavender (Lavendula sp.) "all edible types"
  9. Mint (Mentha sp.) "all edible types"
  10. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  11. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) "all edible types"
  12. Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
  13. Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  14. Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  15. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) "all edible types"

Exhibit Requirements:

  1. Single Herbs (State Fair)
    1. Members can enter three single herbs (all edible types) that must be labeled with common and Latin names and in pots 8” diameter maximum. (maximum of three different pots).
  2. Themed Pot (Non-State Fair)
    1. Choose any of the herbs listed above to grow by any means of propagation (i.e. seed, cutting, root division, etc.).
    2. Create an herbal variety pot specific to a certain theme. For example, a spaghetti pot that would include basic herbs used to make spaghetti sauce.
    3. Exhibit must explain how the herbs will be used on a 4” x 6” index card.
    4. Pot size must be appropriately sized for the herbs, but must not exceed 18” in diameter, or a window box not exceeding 24” x 6”.
  3. Advanced Preparations (Non-State Fair)
    1. Choose any of the herbs listed above to grow by any means of propagation (i.e. seed, cutting, root division, etc.).
    2. Prepare along with the herb they grew one of the following preparations:
      • Herbal Arrangement (Dried or fresh) Herbal Tincture
      • Herbal Vinegar Herbal Oil
      • Herbal Remedy Potpourri
      • Herb Craft (i.e. herb pillow, pomander)
    3. Explore and explain the process used to prepare the propagation.

 

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