How to Grow Rosemary
Fragrant evergreen herb used with meats and stews. An easy to grow perennial that enhances everything from eggs to bread to vegetables and meats. This dependable and versatile herb needs little care or water to thrive. Since it is attractive and tolerates some degree of drought is also used in landscaping It is considered easy to grow for beginner gardeners, and is pest resistant. Rosemary is extremely high in iron, calcium and Vitamin B6.
Perennial Zones 8-10
10-14 days at 65-85 F
DAYS OF HARVEST
Once established, Rosemary is a hardy evergreen that is somewhat tolerant to mild frost. The recommended hardiness USDA zones are 8-10, but rosemary can be grown in a sun room or greenhouse. If growing in a climate below zone 8, the plants should be kept indoors until the night temperatures exceed at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Overwinter in a south or south-eastward facing window.
If growing in co, you will need to transplant to larger containers. A full grown rosemary bush may need a 10 gallon pot or larger at maturity.
Rosemary can be shaped and manicured to promote a more attractive, compact addition to your herb garden.
Leaves and stems can be harvested anytime approximately 85 days after germination. For smaller quantities, the tip of the branch can be cut with a snip. Larger amounts can be collected by cutting stem to within 2-3 nodes of the main woody base.
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