Re: [gardeners] Herbs during California's rainy season

Joy Williams (
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:24:23 -0700

living here in Central Coast California, my experience is the same.  Frost
kills in basil .   However frost will not harm oregano, in fact my
experience is that oregano likes a beating.  As to serrano chiles, my
suggestion is that you overwinter them.  Since they are perrenials (really,
they are) they WILL survive frost but not well.  cover them with row cover
or something to handle the winter months.  My habaneros have STILL not
produced fruit and my serranos are just setting now, so I will probably do
the same :)