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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gardening: Rosemary

This is my “chart card” for rosemary

File:Rosemary bush.jpg

(Image from Wikipedia)

Sunlight: Full Sunlight

Sowing:  Into seed trays then into pots to prevent the bush from taking over or growing too large.

Season:  Start indoors at any time of the year, can be taken outside during summer months.

Soil:  Soil needs to have good drainage

How to plant:

  1. Plant in seed trays at a depth of 6mm (1/4 inch) with 3mm all around (1/8 inch)
  2. They should sprout in 15-25 days (one of mine sprouted in just 7 days!)
  3. Replant when 5cm in height into pots about 30cm diameter and 30cm deep (1 foot).
  4. The plant can grow up to 1.5m (5 feet) if not cut back, roots can be restricted in small pots to keep the plant smaller.


Harvest sprigs of Rosemary as needed, or cut back entire stem and hang to dry.  Rosemary matures over several seasons, so harvest lightly for the first few years.

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