Herbs forum: Thankful for my herbs

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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Nov 8, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Even as our weather has taken a recent nasty cold turn, the herbs are still doing fine. I realized I needed parsley for dinner tonight, and was really grateful to be able to go out and cut some. The other night, the gravy was made with fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage from the garden. The beds may be leafy, but I'm glad to find the needed touches for the eats. Here's hoping they continue well until Thanksgiving. (Although I'm guessing the parsley will need to be particularly valiant! Smiling ) Hope you and yours are well.
Name: Kristi
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Nov 8, 2017 9:53 PM CST
That is interesting to hear considering your location. When is your normal first hard freeze? Perhaps you can cover the herbs with frost cloth to keep them producing longer.

In this area some of the herbs actually grow well through winter. A few herbs that do well here in winter have been parsley, cilantro, chervil and caraway.

I do hope you are able to enjoy the herbs for a while longer. Crossing Fingers! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Name: Margaret
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Nov 9, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Here the herbs are still doing well in spite of some heavy frosts. Our first hard freeze is due tomorrow night so i harvested what was out there today.
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Nov 9, 2017 4:34 PM CST
The sage often manages to hang in there late into the season as will the rosemary (it's robust). I'm thinking the rosemary even stands a chance of returning next year. That's always iffy. I have several patches of thyme, so will have enough for a while. The parsley, however, will take a hit tomorrow night with our frost, so I'm with you Mindy. It's harvest time.

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