UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA


There are many herbs that grow well or even grow best in the cool season in Santa Clara County. Fall is also a great time to plant perennial herbs because it lets them get well established over our rainy season.

Below is a list of some herbs we have found do well in our location.

Cilantro, OP
Fresh cilantro leaves have an intense and tangy flavor. Allow the seeds to develop for fresh coriander seeds. 10" tall. Plant 6–8" apart. Annual

Parsley Italian Flat, OP
Prized variety for culinary use. 12" tall. Plant 12–18" apart. Biennial but best planted as an annual

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