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How To Grow Rosemary



ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is a versatile and hardy herb and is evergreen all year round, fragrant leaves are used in cooking, and these nectar-rich flowers attract bees in Spring.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Soil: Well drained, sandy soil

When growing rosemary plants, provide them with well-drained, sandy soil and at least six to eight hours of sunlight. These cannot take extremely cold temperatures and prefer sunny conditions.

Rosemary seeds can take forever to germinate, so buy young plants instead or wait until after flowering and take rosemary cuttings. Start new rosemary plants with cuttings from existing evergreen plants. Cut stems that are about 2 inches (5 cm.) long and remove leaves on the bottom two-thirds of the cutting. Place the cuttings in a mixture of perlite and peat moss, spraying with water until roots begin to grow. Once roots have developed, transplant in containers, which can be placed in the ground and easily moved indoors during winter.

When planted indoors Rosemary plants will require lots of light, at least six hours, so place the plant in a suitable location free of drafts.


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