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

Ron Hay (
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 09:31:23 -0700

Good morning, Margaret,

Thank you for your input. I guess we shall just wait and see. At that rate, we
should have basil until the end of November:)


margaret lauterbach wrote:

> At 04:24 AM 9/16/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >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 :)
> >
> Actually, basil turns black before the temp hits freezing degrees. I think
> basil goes roots up at about 38 degrees.  Margaret L