As winter is fast approaching it is good to be more than prepared and growing a garden of your most essential and often times medicinal herbs is the best thing you can do for your household. It not only saves you time from having to venture out in poor weather conditions, but gives you an endless supply of cooking and medicinal ingredients. A lot of the herbs we have listed here are great for fending off colds, flu and flu-like symptoms, as well as, helping relieve pain in some instances. So, here are the best herbs to grow in winter.
Amaryllidaceae Family (a.ka. Onion/Amaryllis Family)
Amaryllidaceae Family (a.ka. Onion/Amaryllis Family) Herbs belonging to the Onion Family are often times more resilient to cold temperatures than they appear. The following are excellent candidates from the Amaryllidaceae Family of Herbs to add to your garden or start a winter garden with:
Apiaceae Family (a.k.a. Carrot Family)
The Apiaceae (pronounced ay-pee-AY-see-ee) Family of herbs belong to the same plant family as the carrot. Like the carrot, they can be cold hardy plants and are therefore, great candidates for a winter garden. Depending on what zone, you are in, you can plant these as early as July (for the cool to slightly warm summer zones) or as early as late August to early October for the hotel summer Zones.
This will ensure your herbs don’t stress due to the heat and or go to seed, before you get to truly reap the benefits.
*Cervil (pronounced SHER-vil) is also known as French Parsley – it looks like and is considered a relative of parsley, but is an herb of its own and is not truly parsley.
Lamiaceae Family (a.k.a Mint Family)
The Lamiaceae family, often associated with mint plants is a great family of plants to include in your garden for a well rounded winter herbal garden.
- Winter Savory (Mountain Savory)
- Lemon Balm
- Sage (with some protection)
These herbs have medicinal and even culinary uses and are a great addition to any garden. Some of them are great for cleansing the body and possess wonderful healing properties that help maintain your body in good health So, we hope you will consider adding them to your winter garden as they are among the best herbs to grow in winter.