We’re approaching the last week of September. The nightly temperature is now dipping below 10 degrees Celsius. The days are starting off foggy and colder, and sun is a rarity.
This means, it’s the last chance to gather up your herbs for the winter.
Decide which herbs you want during winter.The usual assortment is:
|peppermint + spearmint assortments||verbena|
Cut what you can, and lay out in a dry safe spot and allow the herbs to dry naturally.
When dried to completion, clean the leaves from the stems, and store in an airtight ziploc bag, or a glass jar, labeled.
For the oregano and rosemary, you can combine the two, chop finely, add salt, and put into a season jar to have for your sauces and pizza toppers.
Next on the list is transplanting the delicate herbs from the garden, to a pot that can be brought indoors.
The few delicate varieties I bring in are the Moroccan mint, verbena, and oswego. Kept in the right indoor location, even in a basement or garage, with a few occasional waterings is all you need to do for these girls. Then, in spring after the last freeze, you can return them to their original spot.