Herbs are such a beautiful accent to all-season dishes and are just as delicious by themselves as salads and in pestos. With the warmer months dedicated to the initial planting season for herbs, primarily because of their delicate structures, the mind wonders if it's at all possible to even grow, let alone, tend to such tender leaves in the colder seasons.
The answer: YES!
Now let's first start with which herbs are ideal for growing and harvesting in cooler weather:
Planting these precious greens in the colder months is really no different from growing them in the hotter months with the obvious exception of colder temps. Indoor/outdoor, in the ground or in pots, the biggest and obvious minor tweak is protecting the leaves during a frost. If you choose outdoors and in-ground for your herb landscape, you will need to apply a fleece-type covering when the weather threatens frost.
The great and convenient advantage of planting in containers is that when the temperature drops, you can simply and easily bring them inside- plus their delicious fresh aroma fills your space acting as a natural air freshener!
Now, what to do with these herbs in the coming months?
This fuzzy flat-leaf herb when dried and burned cleanses and purifies the air in your home. Sage has deep earthy notes similar to that of rosemary, and is not only great in soups and stews, but is the traditional kick often found in sausage. This leaf can also be steeped in a pan to infuse olive oil and/or butter. -AC Art Of Food
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