You’d be surprised how many fall herbs there are. If you want fresh, tasty herbs in your kitchen, you need to plant them in autumn. And to harvest tasty herbs easily to add to your meals, you can plant them near your kitchen door or in your kitchen garden.
A member of the mint family, rosemary is an easy to grow fall herb with great culinary and ornamental value. This perennial herb is sturdy enough to protect itself against icy temperatures and its oil can be used to treat poor memory, migraines, digestive issues and many other ailments. It is also excellent for an indoor garden.
Chives also come on the list of fall season-loving plants as they are very drought tolerant. They are possibly one of the most reliable and easiest herbs to grow. They can be easily dug up and divided to be re-planted and shared. Sharp, purple-hued, onion-flavored like foliage is a wonderful addition to an herb garden. 1-foot tall chives are also perfect for containers.
Low-growing, drought-tolerant perennial thyme is perfect for fall. Thyme is an evergreen shrub with tiny leaves, flowers that pack full flavor and fragrances perfect for the edge of an herb garden. It is an easy and practical herb to grow. Highly aromatic, it is a perfect component of Bouquet Garni and can be used as seasoning for sauces, meat dishes and soups. Because of its size (12 to 15 inches tall), this plant is well-suited for containers.
If you like the aromatic flavor of Mexican, Caribbean or Asian cuisine, you will like cilantro. It is highly popular for delicacies due to its aromatic leaves and flavorful seeds. It is a cold-loving and frost-tolerant herb and is perfect to grow in the fall in mild climate.
With its aromatic flavor, Flat Italian Parsley is popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. It is easy to grow in the fall. Also, its nutritious flat leaves are high in iron and vitamins A, C, and E. In addition, its frost-tolerant properties make it perfect for autumn.
There are even more herbs to plant in the fall, but these are some of the easiest to grow and keep alive. They’re also fairly common so you can get them at many garden centers – including Rustic View!