Mother Earth Living

Your Guide to Fresh Herbs Year-Round

If you’re longing for fresh herbs during cold, wet winter days—take heart. With a little preparation, plant know-how and winter protection, it’s possible to have herbs in every season.

Lavender, such as this 'Hidcote' variety, requires very little care in order to flourish.
Photo by Rob Carillo
Harvest nasturtium leaves during the entire growing season to add a peppery bite to salads.
Photo by Rob Cardillo
Mint easily spreads throughout the garden. Try growing it in a container for convenient winter storage.
Photo by Susan A. Roth
Add color to semi-shady areas in your garden with bright bergamot blooms.
Photo by Rob Cardillo
Cover yarrow with a layer of mulch during the winter to protect it from frost.
Photo by Susan A. Roth
Harvest dandelion flowers to make wine.
Photo by Rob Cardillo
Keep fresh chives all winter by transporting its bulbs to an indoor container during the fall.
Photo by Rob Cardillo

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