Prepare for flavorful herbs in your garden while it’s still cold outside. We recommend planting cilantro, parsley, and chives.
Photo: Ralph Anderson,
Transplants of cilantro, parsley, and chives are at their best in late winter months, both in containers and in the garden. Plant them in a shallow box, as pictured, and use them as an outdoor centerpiece.Keep these tips in mind:
- When planting in containers, be sure to use a lightweight potting soil. Containers must also have good drainage. Water before plants wilt, which can mean daily for small containers.
- These herbs require three to four hours of direct morning sun and consistent moisture. Filtered light in the afternoon prolongs their life and flavor.