How to grow herbs in a greenhouse over winter

Mediterranean herbs like thyme and sage hate winter wet. Monty Don shows how to protect them by planting in a greenhouse.

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Make good use of your greenhouse over autumn and winter by filling it with Mediterranean herbs, such as thyme and sage, as well as flat-leaved parsley, protecting them from the cold, wet weather to come. Monty Don shows you how to plant young herb plants in a greenhouse border in early autumn, where they’ll give you fresh pickings over the following months. Watch this short programme clip from Gardeners’ World to find out more.