What do you think - any suggestions for varieties that are particularly cold/frost hardy? I can't do anything too drastic to the landscape, as we're renting, but tips for planting in some mildly allopathic soil?
steve bossie wrote:hi destiny! theres lots of herbs that grow in your zone . just some are annuals instead of perennials. start them indoors first so you get more growing season. or start them in plastic hoop tunnels to give them a boost. raised beds work good too. the soil warms quicker in raised beds. also you can control what you have for soil to start. where as it takes time to amend soil thats never been gardened.
Thank you Steve! Normally we would do hugel beds since it gets so dry here in the summer, but we're renting, and it's quite a pain to take them out when you move (ask me how I know that). I'm curious, I've never done raised beds without hugelkultur - do they dry out quite a lot faster than if you just plant directly into the ground? I worry about soil erosion as well. I'm working on a seed starting/chick brooding room in my house right now actually, where we'll be starting the herbs, then moving them into the greenhouse by May, then planting in June.