Replanting herbs

(Question)

Last year, I had some good success with sage, basil, chives, thyme, and rosemary. Excuse my ignorance, but do I need to dig those up and replant new ones, or just tend to the plants from last year. If just tend, can you let me know what I should do as I’ve really just left them to their own devices all winter.

 

(Answer)

Some of the herbs you mentioned are perennial which means they will come back every year.  Other than clearing away any old, dried foliage from the previous year, there is little more you need to do to enjoy those herbs every year.  Those include Sage, Chives and Thyme.

Alternatively, Rosemary and Basil are not hardy in our climate.  They are considered to be annuals and must be replaced every year with new plants from the Garden Centre.