Fall is a prime time for planting the hardiest herbs that actually grow very well in areas with mild winters. You can put an assortment of your favorite cool-weather-loving fall herbs by the kitchen door—all in one container, if you like—for a pinch of each right at your fingertips. You can also plant pretty cilantro and parsley in existing flower beds or containers to serve as green companions for pansies and other winter flowers.
To help fall herbs flourish in containers, fill pots with a premium-quality potting mix like Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix, which is just the right weight and texture for container growing. Also, feed herbs regularly with liquid plant food, such as Miracle-Gro® Pour & Feed® Singles, to ensure they get the nutrition they need to give you harvest after harvest after harvest.
Take a few minutes this fall to set out several herbs that like cool weather, including parsley (flat Italian or curled), sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, lavender, cilantro, and mint. Within a few weeks, you will be rewarded with the freshest flavors for autumn meals. A pot roast placed in a crock pot with a few sprigs of fresh thyme, a crushed clove of garlic, a can of tomato sauce, and a pint of mushrooms makes a delicious entrée that will be ready when you are. Search for more recipe ideas in our In the Kitchen section.
Please note that the sale of Bonnie’s fall varieties is limited to specific regions throughout the country. Check with your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, or independent garden center for availability. Find your nearest Bonnie retailer here.