Winterizing My Herbs


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Winterizing My Herbs

Valentine529 | Oct 17, 2012 09:32 AM


I need advice on winterizing my herbs. I live in northeastern PA, in zone 5b. My herbs are currently on a raised outside deck in 2 gallon pots. I cannot bring them inside for the winter because there is probably not enough sun exposure inside our house. The herbs that I would like to winterize are parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives, and mint.

I was told that I could cut the herbs down to about 1 inch, cover the pots with mulch, place the pots as close to the house as possible, and these herbs would probably "regrow" next spring. Is this sound advice? What advice would you give to me regarding this siyuation? I will try to do what I can to save these beautiful plants over the winter!

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Valentine :)

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