PROTECTING TENDER HERBS FOR THE WINTER AHEAD – FOURTH WEEK IN OCTOBER 2011

Bell-cloche protects parsley outdoors over Winter.

This Winter, I want to have fresh parsley and tarragon, even if the weather turns harsh. It should be simple enough once steps are taken in time before any frost hits the garden. The parsley is oudoors growing away among the leeks. Rather than uproot in and plant it in a pot to take it indoors – one valid option – instead, I have got myself a plastic bell cloche and that has now been placed over the parsley plant. I look forward to  having parsley garnish for the soup on Christmas Day this year. Sorry to be mentioning Christmas!

Onthe other hand, French tarrogan, is quite tender, but lucky enough I have it growing ion a pot outdoors during the Summer. I can now be brought in to the new greenhouse for the winter. Nothing like a bit of chopped fresh tarragon in a scrambled egg of a cold and frosty morning!

 
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