How To Grow Rosemary Almost Anywhere

You Can Easily Grow Herbs Like Rosemary

If you’re going to grow herbs, then by all means grow Rosemary. It’s an herb that makes a welcome addition to any garden. It tends to do bestgrow rosemary in dry, very sunny locations. This micro climate is very much where you find it growing in its native Mediterranean habitat. Rosemary can be started from seed, but it tends to be difficult to germinate easily. It’s best to buy an established plant from your local nursery. You can also propagate it from a cutting taken off of a mature and well established plant. Begin by cutting off about a 2 inch sprig from an end branch of a mature plant. Remove the leaves from the bottom inch and place the stem portion of the cutting into a solution of water with rooting hormone. Next, place the stem into a container of well watered but drained seed starting mix that is sterile (buy it this way). Place your container in a warm location where it will get only indirect sunlight. Make sure to mist the cutting daily and keep the soil from drying out. Once your cutting has developed some roots in 2 – 3 weeks and has grown about double in length, trim off about 3/4 to 1 inch from the end. This will encourage your cutting to start developing branches.

Rosemary Can Grow Well Indoors

You can very easily grow Rosemary very well by providing about 6 – 8 hours of direct sun each day, adequate drainage of the soil, and good aeration around the plant. While it’s not a heavy feeder, put in some fish or kelp emulsion in the spring to get it off to a good start each season. Take your plants indoors in a container if the outside temperature gets below 30 degrees F in your area in the winter months. It’ll grow fine indoors, but if the indoor air humidity is too high or there’s not enough air circulation, it might get powdery mildew, a fungal infection. Let your soil dry out between each watering to help prevent this. It’s also a good idea to spray your Rosemary plant with insecticidal soap before bringing it inside to help kill off any aphids or spider mites that might want to come in for the winter too. To learn to grow herbs, particularly Rosemary, is not that difficult to do. Watch this informative video for some more information and to learn all about how to grow herbs like Rosemary.

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