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Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by kuan, Oct 8, 2002.
Well, we had our first frost two nights ago. Sucks
never mind the first frost. we are now getting the first snow.:cry:
this is way too early for me. this really sucks. it's only oct. 23. i guess this means we're in for a really nasty winter. this crap started about 2 hrs. ago - 7A.M. and i still see flurries and the ground is covered. ughh.
Yea, the winter jackets are out here. We have just dipped below the 70 deg. mark at night.
I hate you Panini!
I just returned to Denver from the Southern California desert. Cold weather sucks, especially when it snows. They can have it for all I care.
Send it my way! I'll strap some boards on my feet and away I go................................................ .................................................. ...............
Speaking of snow, it'll all be gone tomorrow. I was making some soup the other day and needed some fresh thyme but my herb garden was covered with a foot of snow. I reached my hand down through the snow where I had planted it and pulled some sprigs out. It was still perfect. Now that the snow is all but melted I can see that my hearty herbs like rosemary and thyme survived but the more leafy delicate herbs are black and dead. So here's my question since I'm sure I haven't seen the last of freezing rain and snow: do I leave these herbs in the ground or pull them, dry them and store them?
I'm assuming you mean your hardy herbs? If you can protect them from the heavy, heavy frosts they may make it through the winters - especially since our winters have been so nutty lately. I usually just pile leaves on top of the whole plants, to insulate them some from the wind and freeze/thaw cycles. Have had good luck with rosemary, oregano, chives, thyme, and even parsley this way!
Although I haven't a green thumb, it seems that rosemary stands up to a lot of abuse. I mean, it grows wild on the cliffs overlooking the ocean in N. California and survives despite the harsh weather conditions - save snow - up there.