Rosemary beautifully and pleasantly smells. Cultivating your own rosemary is not as complicated as it may seem. Whether you choose outdoor or indoor cultivation, you can have plenty of herbs for the whole year.
Rosemary is a shrubs and evergreen perennial herb that comes from the Mediterranean climate. The name comes from Latin and means “red to sea”. If you remember that rosemary originates from a dry, sunny, warm, but not hot environment, you will have a good idea of how to grow it.
Rosemary needs well-drained soil and at least eight hours of sunshine. If you live in a warm climate, the rosemary can really grow in size.
Proper watering is necessary to keep strong rosemary. Water your rosemary really thoroughly, but always so that the water gets flushed between the other watering. Definitely do not grow rosemary where water is held and there is not enough drainage channels.
Rosemary does not need to be too fertilized, but you will not spoil anything. Ideal is a liquid fertilizer to support leaves or a balanced fertilizer that completely promotes plant health.
There are several types of rosemary on the market and you can choose from a classic shrub rosemary or creeper. There are also many flavors and scents you can indulge in. Growing rosemary is nothing complicated.
How to grow rosemary in a pot
If you live in a cooler area, you can grow rosemary in a pot. It has one big advantage. Once the sunny days end, you can take all the rosemary of the house and prevent the icing. Rosemary does not like when its roots are disturbed. If you grow it in the country and you want to move it to winter, beware of the frozen ground. Success in trouble-free translocation is minimal.
If you transfer the rosemary to the winter to the apartment, place it in a cool but sunny place with high humidity. If you do not have a damp environment, place small stones on the saucer, add water, and place the rosemary pot on the stones. This will increase the moisture the rosemary will enjoy.
When watering, beware of excess water. You must not sprout rosemary. Make sure excess water flows out of the pot and the rosemary does not stand in the water.
A good substrate for rosemary allows good drainage. You can buy a substrate that is designed for cactuses or you can create your own mix that is composed of two parts of peat, one piece of sand and one piece of compost.
How to grow rosemary from seeds
Cultivating rosemary from seeds can take quite a long time. It takes about three weeks to seed and the ideal time for cultivation is in the spring. In the bowl, create a smaller layer of soil for the seeds that you separate from each other at a distance of one inch. Keep the seeds moist but not wet. Cover the tray with food foil to keep it warmer. Do not be afraid to place the seeds in sunlight or under growing lights.
Once the seeds begin to germinate, remove the foil. Wait a few more days before the rosemary has enough size and several sets of leaves. Then you can move it to your own flower pot or to the ground. Make sure that there is no frost in the next few days. In the case of icing, the growth of rosemary stops for several years.