There is one herb that years ago I couldn't bear the taste of. Actually, I couldn't bear even the scent. Today it's one of my favorite edible plants.
And I can't grow it.
Well, that's not entirely true. I can grow it.
It's just that I want the leafy greens -- the parts of this plant that we call "cilantro".
The problem is, this is a true cool-weather plant that bolts -- or goes to flower -- when the soil temperature gets over 75F (24C).
So a few days in the 80's or 90's as we inevitably get here in St. Louis each spring, and my cilantro crop is well on its way to supplying us with all the coriander we need -- "coriander" is what we call the seeds of this plant.
I do like coriander though, so all is not lost. The flowers are quite nice too.
I do wish I could eat fresh cilantro for more than a couple of weeks though.