Winterizing Herb Garden

gigim(8A SC)October 18, 2013

Some of the herbs in my garden have grown rather large and are looking a bit tired. Can I cut them back to encourage new growth in the spring? The ones I am specifically unsure of are the rosemary, sage and lavendar.

This photo was taken in early summer when everyone was happy and still a good size for the size of the bed. Now the above mentioned are too big.

Thanks for any advice.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

These are woody plants and I would treat them thusly. Wait until spring and trim out dead wood before pruning any live wood.

By the way, nothing looks tired in that picture to me.


    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
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That's a pretty little herb garden!

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 7:58PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

I would also wait til spring. You can trim lavenders too.
I would trim about 1/3rd to 1/2 from top.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 3:49AM
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