Growing Winter Herbs

Just because it’s colder, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your herb garden. Have you tried growing herbs in the winter? It can be easily done by using seeds from one of the listed herbs below and using a small planter to plant your little herb garden!

So, here are some herbs that do a little better in chilly weather—the perfect winter herbs to grow and eat. Remember that you can freeze or dry fresh herbs throughout the year to give yourself a supply of your own herbs through the winter months!

Rosemary is a perennial herb, which means that it can be grown year-round, and sturdy enough to defend it against icy temperatures. This herb will bloom throughout the year.

Rosemary pairs well with heartier meats like lamb and beef and its oils—have been used to treat things like poor memory, migraines, and digestive issues

Mint and parsley are both cold-hardy and parsley in particular will keep growing even through a little snow. Its slow growth, though, and you won’t be able to use that much of it unless you have a lot of plants. Parsley pairs great with beef, carrots, chicken, and fish. Parsley tea is an antioxidant, which means it flushes out toxins from the body. It is rich in vitamin C, which supports the absorption of iron in the body.

Thyme is also a great accompaniment to sage, as well as pork. These sturdy little shrubs will add brightness to your dishes few other herbs do thanks to its lemony tones. They will survive over the winter will little to no up-keep, though there will be very little growth as well. Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy.

To keep your winter herbs thriving they will need as much natural light as possible. Place them in a sunny spot near a window where they’ll get at least 6 hours of sun daily. Windows that face south or southwest are your best shot at sun, though east- or west-facing windows also will do. North-facing windows are not bright enough.  To find a cute decorative planter to start your garden you can find unique 3D printed planters at Flymeawaycreations shop on Etsy!

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