When to tranplant perennial herbs?

ShannonatSilverForgeMarch 27, 2014

Hey all, we are establishing a upick herb garden for our CSA members this year, and I have three large established plantings of chives, thyme, and rosemary I'd like to move into the new space - we are in zone 6b - when would you recommend moving them? Thanks, Shannon

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

You will need to harden off your plants when the weather gets mild - I'm assuming that you started them indoors. I would wait until frosts have past before planting in the ground/leaving them unprotected. Once established, they do fine in the winter - with perhaps one exception.

Rosemary - I hope you are growing a variety like "Arp" which is the most cold hardy rosemary variety I know of. I'm zone 6a and rosemary doesn't make the winters here, even "Arp." Besides a cold hardy variety, if you have somewhere where the rosemary would get a zone bump from a microclimate, locate it there.


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