krzyk4
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Can i bring Herbs inside for Winter?

I am growing a wide variety of herbs including basils, oregano, thyme,lavender, rosemary, chamomile, parsley, marjoram, and every mint i could find ...my question is .. can i bring them inside for the winter or can i make a cutting or am i done?

I appreciate any and all help :D
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Hmmm ... ok THANKS :D i wasn't sure what to do with them. i will try rooting the ones i can and see if the rest survive coming in ... everything but the parsley is in pots. so i will freeze that. thanks for being so helpful!!
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Some of those may be able to stay out for the winter, especially if they are in the ground not in pots and you mulch well. A lot of mints are hardy down to zone 3, some thyme is hardy to zone 4.
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I've dug up parsley to grow indoors for the winter., They last for me until about Feb, then they are usually overcome by some pest -- aphids, spidermites. This is also when the 2nd year plants start sending up flowerstalks. I sometimes keep them going to harvest the seeds, but if the bug issue is too severe, I chuck them rather than giving myself the headache.

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This all makes sense :D i have multiples of some plants so i can experiment a little too ...
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