Culinary: winter

Discussion in 'Herbs for the Kitchen' started by soccerdad, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. soccerdad

    soccerdad Active Member 10 Years

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    It looks like I lost my rosemary, sage, and thyme - presumably when it fell to about -14 one day this winter (although the herbs had a deep snow cover by then) - although the chives, garlic, and parsnips in the same bed are thriving. Does that seem possible?
     
  2. 1950Greg

    1950Greg Active Member

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    Chives, garlic and leeks are in the same family. All of them in my garden are hardy and came through the winter fine. I wonder if being monocots has any thing to do with this?
     
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    vitog Contributor 10 Years

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    I also lost my rosemary this winter, but the sage and thyme survived, with some damage. I've noticed before that rosemary is quite variable in its hardiness. I plan to start a large number of rosemary plants from seed and then let natural selection do its thing next winter so that I end up with the hardiest specimens.
     
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    If I had space to bring the more tender plants indoors for the winter, that would be excellent.
     

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