Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - Seeds


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Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) - Seeds


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Name: Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Quantity: 30 Bulk Seeds per bag
Rosmarinus officinalis is common garden rosemary. Rosemary seeds are slow to germinate and take up to 3 years to grow into a mature plant, so rosemary is usually planted from nursery transplants and rarely from seed. You can still start the plant from seed and grow it indoors until it is mature enough for transplanting outside. Rosemary grows into a small shrub that is as attractive in the garden as it is in the kitchen. Adding this evergreen herb to your garden or planting it in large planters allows it to work as both an ornamental and an edible kitchen herb.

Rosemary prefers dry, well-drained soil and in the area where soil is dry and rocky, they are planted as hedges. There is also a low-growing or prostrate variety.

Rosemary grows well with occasional watering, and does much better where the soil is alkaline. All varieties prefer full sun and most can tolerate slightly shady areas.

Rosemary propagates easily by taking six inch long stem cuttings that are stuck in a mixture of sand, loam, and leaf mold, ideally in a controlled environment such as a greenhouse or cold frame.

How to grow?

1. Place the seeds on a saucer and cover them with water for 3 hours before you plant. You need to plant more seeds than you want plants because they will not all come up. Rosemary is somewhat hard to sprout.

2. Start the planting process about 6 weeks before the last freeze. If you plan on keeping the plant indoors, you can plant anytime. Place course gravel in the bottom of a container and fill with a vegetable soil. You can also use your own soil mixed with compost.

3. Plant the seeds in the container and water. Keep the soil damp until they start to sprout. Then put the container in a sunny area in your house. Water the plants once a week or if the soil gets very dry.

4. When you transplant the rosemary, plant it in an area that gets a lot of sun. Put them at the same depth outdoors as they were indoors. They like soil that drains well, so if you have hard soil, add some compost before you plant.

5. Water when soil is dry. Rosemary does not normally need fertilizer, but you can place some tea compost on the soil around the plant once a month. They are also very drought resistant, so there is no need to over-water.

6. Cut stems when you want to use the rosemary with a sharp knife or clippers. You can also freeze it right away to have fresh rosemary on hand for later.

Evergreen Rosemary Plant Care

Rosemary plant care is easy. When growing rosemary plants, provide them with well-drained, sandy soil and at least six to eight hours of sunlight. These plants thrive in warm, humid environments and cannot take extremely cold temperatures. Since rosemary cannot withstand winters below 30 F. (-1C.), it’s often better when growing rosemary plants to put them in containers, which can be placed in ground and easily moved indoors during winter.

Rosemary prefers to remain somewhat on the dry side; therefore, terra cotta pots are a good choice when selecting suitable containers. These pots allow the plant to dry out faster. Thoroughly water rosemary plants when the soil is dry to the touch but allow the plants to dry out between watering intervals. Even indoors, rosemary plants will require lots of light, at least six hours, so place the plant in a suitable location free of drafts.

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