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Post Posted: Jun 6, 2019 10:06 am 
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I was moseying around my vegi garden, lamenting that I don't have anything, not even potatoes, planted yet. When these herbs that survived last winter brightened my day:

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I have camomile coming up in a large area, seeded from last years plants. I did transplant some to a better place and will remove the rest.

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My father brought me chives over 30 years ago. I keep some seed over the winter and have it planted in several places as the chives have such memories attached to them. The chives in the image above are just about to flower.


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That is amazing. Such a variety of herbs too! What a treat.

I have cilantro EVERYWHERE - in our grass even and it has taken over our herb garden. We have thinned it and it is growing nicely now. We are leaving it other places as it is good to repel pests - we have lots of grasshoppers and they don't really care for it. It came up so soon this spring that it went to seed last month already!


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@TB Nice!! :applause: :applause:
You had much better luck than I did. Only my chives, tarragon and sorrel came back this spring.

My oregano rarely ever comes back. It also never really thrives at 9000ft anyway.


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I have cilantro EVERYWHERE

:yikes: That shocked me until I remembered that you live in Pueblo now. ;)


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LOL CnT - yes cilantro must be a Pueblo "thing."

I tried oregano last year and got nothing at all - did not come up - not one plant. Others here have told me that I should be glad as it grows like a weed here - so not sure if I should try it again or not.

I do have flat leaf parsley growing from last year as well as a few small chive plants.

It has been quite chilly down here - not as warm as the last two years. We are just now finishing our garden planting. I do hope it warms up some but the long-range outlook is not promising at all.


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DaisyLover wrote:
I have cilantro EVERYWHERE - in our grass even and it has taken over our herb garden.

I didn't know it would grow that wild. Must be why it's so popular in Mexican dishes, it needs hot conditions. Did you know the round seeds are the coriander spice?

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My oregano rarely ever comes back.

For several years, I had an oregano that I originally got from BaileyHermit that came back for years. But one winter, it just died. The plant had reddish flowers instead of the normal white and I would love to know what variety she used.

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We are just now finishing our garden planting.

Oh I am so jealous! I have not planted a single thing in my vegi garden - and it rained again last night so no tilling today.


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For several years, I had an oregano that I originally got from BaileyHermit that came back for years. But one winter, it just died. The plant had reddish flowers instead of the normal white and I would love to know what variety she used.


I once had a rose/purple flowered oregano (years ago), that came back for several years. It was beautiful!!! But it was NOT culinary oregano (it was yucky). It was simply ornamental.


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Hmm, the variety that I had tasted wonderful. I would often suck on a leaf while I was down in my garden, it tasted so good and refreshing with a bit of a bite to it.


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We obviously had different varieties.

A quick internet search and I found a red flowered oregano that is also culinary.
It's called Zorba Red oregano. It might be worth a try.

It's beautiful!
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I have had cilantro come up for 2 years now....I just let it go to seed and it comes back every year. I think I have some oregano from last year. The only thing I have planted yet is spinach. I'm about to plant some basil seeds and then I need to go shopping for some plants....I didn't start seeds this year because of vacation.

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