How to grow rosemary

March 23, 2012

If you are a cook than you should know how to grow rosemary because it is an amazing herb and it is low maintenance. If you do not know what rosemary look like we are going to give you a short description: the herb has a blue green color, it has needles and it has a specific smell. Here we are going to give instructions on how to grow rosemary in a hot climate and in a cool climate.

Growing rosemary in a warm climate

  • The first thing that you should do is buy some plants from the nursery. It is best that you do not buy seeds because they germinate slowly and it takes a long time for a plant to reach adulthood.
  • Pick a place for your rosemary where the sun shines most of the day, you have a little shade in the afternoon and the soil is well drained.
  • The soil in which you will put your rosemary plants should have a Ph of 7.0.
  • Because it is a warm climate you can plant your rosemary in any time of the year.
  • Harvest any time you need it for one of your dishes.

Growing rosemary in a cool climate

  • Buy the plant from the nursery in the spring and plant them then as well
  • In a cool climate it is best that you grow rosemary in a pot which you can move from one place to the other according to the weather.
  • In the pot you have to have well drained soil
  • Water the plant on a regular basis because they need water especially when they are growing.
  • The soil should be always moist but never wet. If you water the plant once a week the soil should be just right.
  • During winter keep the pot inside where the plant will have the temperature it needs. In the spring you can move the pot outside on or the balcony.
  • Harvest rosemary any time you need it.

Learning how to grow rosemary is as easy as it seems and it is worth it because you get to have fresh rosemary any time you need it. Try it and you will see how wonderful it is not to mention the delicious smell that it will spread in your home or garden. You do not have to worry about insects of diseases because like most herbs they are not exposed to this type of things.

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