Gardening tips

Growing, Planting And Harvesting Rosemary Plants

It is an evergreen shrub. Its leaves look-like needle. The fragrance of this shrub is very good. It makes the surrounding environment very good. It is also used an ornamental planting in the landscape. Now when comes to the scientific name of this plant, it is Rosmarinus officinalis which means “mist of the sea”. The beautiful herbs of this plant can be used in the seasoning of the dishes.
It is very easy to grow this plant in your garden. You just need to provide it some sandy soil and they must get 6-8 hours of sunlight. These plants must be put in the container so that it can be moved easily. As in the cold environment or in the winter when the temperature gets down below 1* Celsius then at that time the plant thrives and needs to be placed in some other place.

You can use Tera Cotta pots as these plants prefer to grow in the dry place. If you have placed this plant inside your room or someplace where direct sunlight does not come then you need to put this plant in a place where it can get 6-8 hours of sunlight even in the room also.

PLANTING

• For a head start, plant the cuttings or seeds indoors 7 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.
• Plant the cuttings/seeds in the well-drained soil. The soil should be around 70ºF, for best growth
• Rosemary grows to about 4 feet tall and spreads about 4 feet as well. Be sure to give your plants enough room to grow.
• In the garden, plant this near carrot, cabbage, sage, and beans.

CARE

• Remember to trim the plant, after the rosemary plant flowers,

Grow the plant indoors in a pot, and put it in bright light and cool temperatures. For fresh rosemary in the winter,
• Prune regularly so that the plant won’t get lanky.
• You need to water the plants evenly throughout the growing season.
• These plants are adapted to the more dry sand. These need to be watered thoroughly during the first two weeks of its growing, but after that, they do not need any water other than rain or something. Too much water can often kill this plant in the ground.
• If this plant is grown in a container then the story becomes different. These are somewhat sensitive to the drainage even if they are in the container.
• Be sure to divide the plant for next season and get cuttings.

HARVEST/STORAGE

• Prune the stems to use fresh. It is very good to use when it is fresh as the leaves are soft and pliable at that time. Dying rosemary makes the leaves woody and hard.
• During the winter, bring rosemary plants inside.
• Harvest young stems and leaves for the freshest taste.
• You can dry the leaves as well and store in an airtight container.

PESTS/DISEASES

• Aerial blight
• Bacterial leaf spots
• Several types of root rot

WIT & WISDOM

• Rosemary tea is said to enhance one’s memory.
So, this is all about the information of this plant. For more such things you can check our other articles.

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