Cilantro Doesn’t Like Sub-Zero Temps


Earlier this month, I gave an update on my Winter Herb Garden–the one I bought from Visser Farms at the Holland Farmers Market in October.

It looked pretty good on January 5.

The herb garden on January 5, 2011

All that had died was the basil, which didn’t surprise me because basil really doesn’t like cold temps.

Now that we’re in the dead of winter, things are looking pretty sad.

Winter Herb Garden on January 23, 2011

I think the kale is going to make a come-back. But I’m not sure about the cilantro. (That’s it next to the basil that died earlier this winter.)

Over the weekend, it got down to -4 degrees, which is pretty darn cold for West Michigan.

Do you think this is the end of the Winter Herb Garden? It may be time to harvest a salad. Stay tuned to see what survives!

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