Plant Recommendations
Q.

Herbs in Winter

Anonymous added on January 8, 2015 | Answered

Which herbs planted in pots may survive winter if left outside but still exposed to sunlight and/or moisture? What about watering on warmer days? Yes, I am a real novice at this! Thanks.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Loisn
Answered on January 14, 2015

Most plants will not survive a winter with temps. below freezing with their roots above ground, that is in a pot. Dig a hole and 'plant' the pot, that way you can bring it up in the spring. Rosemary will not overwinter outside but most other common herbs, thyme, oregano, common sage, tarragon, will.

00
Was this answer useful?

theficuswrangler
Answered on January 9, 2015

In asking about winter and plants, the first piece of information should be what kind of winter do you have? What are your average and minimum temperatures. This is described by knowing your USDA Hardiness zone, or simply "zone." This site will tell you more about that: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Next is to consider what kinds of herbs you're attempting to grow. Not all herbs have the same hardiness. You can look up information for the different types you have.
These articles will give you general information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/how-to-take-care-of-container-herbs-during-cold-weather.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/growing-herbs-in-containers.htm

As a help for a beginning gardener, you should look into the resources at the local county extension service. These are part of your state dept of agriculture, and most services are free. This link will help you find the nearest office:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-extension-service.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Plant Recommendations
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More