What Herbs Will Survive Winter?

You may be interested to find out what herbs can survive the cold in your region. This may be of interest to you if you are growing them for personal consumption or selling them for a profit. However, it is also important to know what herbs can survive in other areas where the weather is very cold or very hot.

For example, some herbs, such as chives, can only be grown in colder environments. Knowing this information will help you grow more varieties of these herbs in your area. You may find that they are a great addition to your kitchen or your garden.

When growing herbs for consumption knowing their cold hardiness and winter requirements will help you to choose which ones will be best for your needs. There are also some herbs, such as mint, which can handle both very cold and very hot weather.

Others, such as Rosemary and thyme, can handle either extreme well. Knowing which herbs can survive in your area, especially during the winter, will help you to have the knowledge to determine which varieties will be best for your home or for your commercial growing needs.

Lemon Balm

Growing lemon balm is similar to growing any other herb. It needs a lot of sun, lots of nutrients, and water – it’s very difficult for it to do well without either of these. Lemon balm is very easy to grow, and is perfect for beginners, but there are certain conditions that you will need to consider before you can enjoy the benefits of this powerful herb.

If you grow it in a place where there is little in the way of sunlight your lemon balm will suffer. One other condition that you need to consider before growing lemon balm is the type of soil that you have. Balm will grow in whatever soil it is growing up in – but it likes a loamy soil, because it is full of nutrients.


Fennel plant
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The fennel plant is very hardy and can survive in most kinds of soil. The most recommended conditions for growing fennel are well-drained acidic soil. If you have a sunny location, it will be best if you use a light potting soil.

You also want to make sure that the pot is well-drained and does not dry out very quickly. A well-drained potting soil will not retain water, and will not mold or suffocate your plant.

Garden Sage

Garden Sage is highly versatile and grows well in low fertility soils, which makes it a good choice for the home gardener. It produces fine foliage on a variety of tree bark shrubs, and on bare rocks or stones.

It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade if it is properly maintained, and tolerant of dry spells and drought, and Garden Sage’s leaves are fragrant even when not in bloom, a trait shared by many members of this aromatic family.


Oregano plant
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When trying to decide which type of soil is best for growing oregano, you should make sure that you get a soil mix that are well-drained and one that are going to be fairly acidic. This will make it much easier for your herbs to grow in, and it will also allow your herb plants to be able to absorb the nutrients out of the soil much more readily.

Many people who try to grow their own oregano tend to make the mistake of using too acidic soil, and end up with their herb plants dying.


Chervil plant
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Planting chervil requires no special tools or soil care products. The soil should be slightly moist but not loose. Growing chervil requires a strong stem, so it won’t buckle or break, so prune branches frequently. It will take about a year to harvest a plant; the herbs start to bud

The blooming time ranges from late spring through early summer, with productivity increasing in July and August. After the berries drop off, the herb starts to die back.


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Growing mint is not difficult, just as it almost certainly grows itself. Mint tends to grow pretty fast, covering ground in just a few weeks, sending long roots scurrying upward and all around the plant. Mint growing conditions are usually dry, somewhat warm, and has good air circulation. 

Growing mint plants need to get as much natural sunlight and as much water as possible. You should also mulch the area, although you should not let the soil completely drain. Finally, plant mint in partial shade or full sun, and you should be fine.


Sorrel plant
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Sorrel, an evergreen perennial plant with dark green foliage, is considered the “flower of the gods” by many cultures. This beautiful herb can be grown in most areas, and performs wonderfully in all types of soils. Whether you choose to train your plant or start growing it from scratch, learning how to care for your newly purchased plant is important.

The same as with most plants, you will want to provide your new grown beauty with the proper amount of sunlight, watering and food. If you are growing your Sorrel from scratch, you will also need to learn how to protect and grow it from bugs, disease and so on. It is important to make sure that you learn everything you need to about growing a Sorrel before you start.


Chives plant
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Growing chives is simple, if you know how. They like a lot of sunshine and if the soil is slightly damp it won’t take much water to help your plants thrive. However, if you live in a place where the seasons are unpredictable or chives are not in season you may need to do more. What you need to do is to fertilize your growing chives every few weeks. Fertilizing your growing chives is very easy.

All you need to do is to mix one part compost with one part of potting soil. When you do this, just sit back and wait for your plants to grow. You can see the results in the leaves. If the leaves are green you have done enough; if they turn brown or yellow, then you need to feed more. Remember, they love full sun, so give them up to 6 hours daily. 


Thyme plant
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Growing thyme indoors takes a lot of sun and well drained, moist soil. Growing thyme indoor is actually one of the simplest indoor gardening to achieve. One of the key things that should be noted before growing thyme in containers is that it will require some sunshine. The best way to ensure that the plants get their needed rays is to plant them in a sunny spot on your kitchen windowsill.

Thyme likes the sun and will reward you with healthy growth if given the light it needs. Most varieties of thyme are drought-resistant, so only give a thorough watering, when the soil is completely dry. One of the most enjoyable things about growing thyme is watching it grow and change colors. If you love cooking and are looking for a new herb to add to your culinary repertoire, try growing thyme in a pot, you won’t be disappointed.

French Tarragon

French Tarragon plant
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Growing French tarragon is an easy task if you follow the proper methods and have the proper soil for the plant. In order to grow French tarragon in your herb garden, you will first need to have a good quality pot in which to plant the cuttings. Cuttings are simply divisions of the root system that have been used to create a new plant from each original plant that has been removed for collection.

These cuttings should be potted into a large pot that has holes in the bottom. The French tarragon herb garden will require lots of sunlight and drainage, so make sure to choose a pot that is placed in an area with direct sunlight and has some sort of drainage. Your Tarragon will be healthier if you prune them back every so often to keep them trimmed to just the desired stubby shape.


Yarrow plant
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Growing yarrow in the garden is quite easy but you must know what to do to ensure that it grows healthily. Yarrows are annuals which usually bloom during May to September. These plants are best planted in the flowerbeds, although you can also grow them in other areas. They love lots of sunlight and hence you will find them easily in the shade under a tree. If you are planning to grow yarrow in your garden, the best time to plant it is just after spring.

The flowers will appear in late spring and will last all through summer. Since they are annuals, you just need to remember to replant them every two years and this way you can enjoy the fresh flowers all throughout the year. You will find that growing yarrow is not too difficult. In fact, it does not require a lot of maintenance as long as you make sure that the soil is well drained and that there are no weeds in that area.


Parsley plant
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Growing parsley in the garden is a pretty easy experience, if you know what you’re doing. Parsley is an herb that doesn’t do well in dry soil so you will need to give your plants some extra water and try to keep them somewhat moist on occasion. The best way to ensure that your plants get enough water is to just give them a watering; the soil should always be moist but never completely dry.

When you start growing parsley in your garden you need to remember a few other things. First, you want to prune, and get at the tops of the plants as much as possible. This way you can harvest your herbs at their highest points; this will provide your family with the maximum dose of flavor. You also want to try and get at the bottom of the plants as well; this is where the most flavor is located.


Growing Rosemary is not a difficult task, but there are things you must know. One of the most important things to remember when you are growing Rosemary is that they do not like a lot of fertilizer. You will find that your plants will not flourish unless you start giving them fertilizer. You can easily give your plants a fertilizer by using a teaspoon of gypsum mixed with one part water.

Another thing to remember when you are growing Rosemary is that they need a lot of sun. If you want your herb to grow fast, you should prune them often. You can cut off the main stem and allow the other branches to grow horizontally. Another thing that you should remember is that you should let your Rosemary flower buds bloom fully before you take care of them. Once you do take care of them, they will last for years if you take good care of them.

Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel plant
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Growing Bay Laurel is a challenging task, but with the proper care, it can be very rewarding. The Bay Laurel is a beautiful, hardy, and evergreen shrub that makes an excellent ornamental plant for any garden. It has graceful spreading branches and flowers that are full of color year-round.

The Bay Laurel is a fairly easy plant to grow; it requires full sunlight, well drained soil, and well drained soil with a good root system. If the Bay Laurel is placed too close to a wall or fence, they will not get enough sun to grow. However, if the plant is placed so that they can receive full sunlight, they will also bloom like crazy.


If you are planning on growing basil outdoors then you need to remember that it will require a bit more attention than if you were growing it inside. One of the first things you must do when you are taking care of basil is to water it properly. This means that you should provide it with an adequate amount of water deep enough that it gets to the roots but not so much that it causes root rot.

You should also make sure that the soil you are using for your basil plants is rich in nutrients. Most herbs like basil prefer a rich soil and the soil should be about half of the weight of the plant. It is also important that you mulch your basil plants. This means that you cut back any fallen leaves so that they can dry out and only keep the foliage on top. 


Hyssop plant
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The first thing that you want to realize is that hyssop is actually quite easy to grow if you know what you are doing. You should know that it needs water, but you also need to give it the right amount of nutrients in order for it to grow properly. First, you will want to have a good base soil. This can be achieved by mixing in some sand. This is important because they will need to have moist soil in order for them to grow properly.

Second, you should also use a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content. Finally, you should start to prune your plants regularly. When you do this, you should do, so before the flowers appear as well as at the end of the season. When you do this, you will also be increasing the chances of pollination, which is a great way to keep the plant healthy and to encourage the growth of more buds. 


  • Vince S

    Hello, I'm Vince, and I bring over 25 years of dedicated experience in the world of herb gardening. From cultivating fragrant basil to nurturing hardy rosemary, my journey as a passionate herb enthusiast has allowed me to explore the wonders of these versatile plants. Through diyherbgardener.com, I'm thrilled to share my knowledge, tips, and insights to help you embark on your own herb gardening adventures. Let's grow together!