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Winterizing Herb Garden

Posted by gigim 8A (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 18, 13 at 11:14

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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RE: Winterizing Herb Garden

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.


RE: Winterizing Herb Garden

That's a pretty little herb garden!

RE: Winterizing Herb Garden

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

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