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    Default Which herbs can be overwintered?

    I'm thoroughly enjoying growing herbs this year, but wondered what can survive the winter - either outside or in an unheated greenhouse?

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    Thyme, oregano, mint, chives will all be OK Amanda.

    If you don't have any you might want to try sweet woodruff.

    I think you'll find the link useful.
    Herb Society - Herb Of The Month - Sweet Woodruff

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    Hardy perennials, ie can safely be left outside are sage, chives and thyme. In a sheltered spot, rosemary would be OK.

    Parsley is a biennial, so what you grow from seed this year will be at it's best next year.

    These are the only one's we grow, so are the only ones I can suggest.

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    OMG, forgot mint. It's harder to kill than grow. But wouldn't be without it (under strict control).

    Alice - marjoram and oregano are the same family, One is hardy and the other an annual. Which is which?

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    Valmarg, Oregano is a perennial which is hardy in sheltered areas.
    Marjoram is closely related but not the same thing. I don't if it's hardy.

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    Thanks everyone. Alice, the Cutting Celery seeds you sent me are growing like there's no tomorrow - not tried it out yet though.

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    It's easier to ask which herbs CAN'T be overwintered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amandaandherveg View Post
    I'm thoroughly enjoying growing herbs this year, but wondered what can survive the winter - either outside or in an unheated greenhouse?
    Hi
    I have chives, garlic chives, mint, lemon balm, sage, thyme, rosemary, and they all winter really well, i grow dill,tarragon, basil and fennel from seed new every year, chive flowers are yummy in salads. I've tried borage this year, looks nice but the green fly love it, and it made me itch

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