Growing a kitchen herb garden can easily be done in the spring and summer even in the high desert’s arid triple digit temperatures. The hotter the summer is, though, herbs can wilt quickly from the heat if not watered enough. But what about growing herbs in the fall and winter? Can it be done? Yes – indoors. Most of these plants do best facing a south window when you bring them indoors. Grow these windowsill kitchen garden perennial herbs in the fall and winter:
Chocolate mint can be planted indoors during the winter. The leaves can be used for hot tea. Add one or two tablespoons of Dark Chocolate Almond Milk for extra flavor. Use as a garnish for salads and on chocolate muffins or cupcakes. If you plant chocolate mint outside, it can take over your garden or yard. It’s best to plant in a confined area like a raised garden bed.