Since a wintery blast has come a fair bit earlier than anticipated, I was not prepared enough to rescue my herbs for culinary delights. Usually, when I know the temperature is going to change so drastically, I try to cut back, dry and store what ever I can save out of my herbs.
Thankfully, this demonstrates how resilient many of them are.
|Whether you grow them in a pot...|
|...or in the ground - parsley handles the freezing temps quite well.|
Last nights temps dipped to -5°C. Burr!
|So does my oregano. It still has firm foliage.|
|So does my thyme!|
|I have better luck with growing rosemary in pots, this one I shall take indoors for winter use. It's fine. I will however, expect some needle drop from the shock once indoors.|
|(Sorry, out of focus because my hands were freeeeeeezing!) And of course, mint. Going to enjoy a wonderful mint and red beet salad - the last of the season!|
Needless to say, with all my procrastination, I am thankful for being able to harvest the last of our yummy herbs. The snow has also helped to insulate the last of the usable foliage.
Some others I have had success in harvesting after frost: