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When to start Chives and Oregano

Post  floyd1440 on 3/2/2013, 7:17 pm

indoors? I cannot find it in the SFG book and some of the different sites regarding frost dates. Any help...

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Post  camprn on 3/2/2013, 7:58 pm

Floyd, I would surmise that both chives and the oregano would be more successful as winter sown out doors vs. sown inside and transplanted.

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Post  floyd1440 on 3/2/2013, 8:22 pm

Then are you saying, at this time, to plant them prior to the last frost directly into the garden.

Trying to remember but I think we got some oregano at a nursery and then planted them after the last frost, May 15th, and it worked fine.

Looking for my last year's plans and notes...still looking though
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Post  camprn on 3/2/2013, 8:27 pm

Store bought transplants are probably the way I would go, but if you wanted to try starting from seed, the winter sowing would probably work well, at least for the chives. Some varieties of oregano are much more hardy than others so, before you sow seed, you may want to do some research on what will do well in your area all year.
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Post  floyd1440 on 3/2/2013, 8:52 pm

I checked that website you sent me, and it will take some time to figure it out..I am sure there is good information in there.

Just dawned on me..the old spreadsheet of last years garden in on my OLD computer. Still have it but need to charge it tonight and hopefully I can find out what I did last year.

Let you know tomorrow but if anyone else has info would be greatly appreciated
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Post  littlejo on 3/2/2013, 11:28 pm

Floyd, chives are on page 233 in the ANSFG book, 2006. Plant indoors, 10 weeks before last frost, or outdoors in late spring.

oregano, pg 237. indoors 6 wks before last frost. Outdoor planting-after last frost. Says it is a hardy perennial, once started it can be divided but if mulched good it should make it thru the winter.
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