Herbs: Surviving the winter up here in zone 3

My carrots may have sucked but my balcony herbs are insanely good.

Mint

I’ve got more mint than I know what to do with and chives are flowering left, right and centre. I am hoping to move them up to the schoolhouse but what will survive the winter?

I came across this blog post by The Far North Garden. It cites a great looking book called Culinary Herbs for Short-Season Gardeners. Both have a great list of options that might survive.

The mint, chives and catnip look likely. Perhaps I will keep the rosemary in the house and water it when we come up and then at least we’ll have it next spring.

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