Mini greenhouses from storage boxes

CCold hardy herbs can survive much longer through winter if given a little protection.

Parsley

I've kept parsley going all year in my zone 7 garden with an impromptu mini-greenhouse made of a clear plastic storage box. I always crave parsley in my kitchen!

Here it is in the snow.

Mini greenhouse in the snow

Here is a peek underneath, on a snowy day, still fresh and green, and we had some for dinner that evening!

Parsley on snowy day

I like to experiment with this technique on other plants as well ....

Mini greenhouse storage box

Cake plate lids from discount stores are a nice size for containers to lengthen the life span of cold-hardy flowers and herbs.

Cake plate greenhouse

And we must never run out of fresh herbs!

Smokey and winter parlsey