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Getting chilly in New York City

16 years ago

So it's mid-August and temps are supposed to be in the 60s this got me thinking about fall and winter just around the corner. I usually just harvest all my basil and freeze it or make pesto, and let the rest of the plants go to the big greenhouse in the sky.

But this year, I got rosemary on my fire escape and, by gum, I want it to make it over the winter! How can I make the transition easier on this plant that I got in the spring? It's not growing particularly fast, but it's green and healthy. Does putting half a plastic bottle over it at night make a difference?

Also, I read about sage being easy to overwinter-- anyone have any experiences to share about this? I've got thyme and parsley too, but am not holding high hopes for their winter survival :)

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