Back in October, I wrote a post about how I wanted to winter-over my potted herbs in the house. I've done it successfully with geraniums... I have one plant that's going on 4 years... so why not herbs? So I gave them all haircuts and brought them in. Here are my results to date.
Basil died. Dill shriveled. I'm not surprised, they're annuals. After a few weeks I noticed that the spearmint was hosting an aphid convention... so it's back out on the porch, punished. It can fend for itself out there, or be replaced in the spring.
Aside from a minor invasion of gnats, the rest are doing well. My indoor herbs are not exactly prolific, but useable and flavorful nonetheless.
Rosemary... has done well indoors for the past 2 years. It just keeps being awesome, and I love it. I make these fabulous Rosemary Cashews with it.
Tarragon... most surprising of all, it was an out-of-control woody bonsai when I brought it in. I cut it down to stumps and within days it sent up all kinds of green shoots from the base. I adore tarragon's "licorice" essence in egg dishes.
Here's an article on wintering-over plants. Wish I'd done the recommended spraying with insecticidal soap before I brought them in. Next year...