Rosemary

Rosemary

Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Plant type: Herb

Sun exposure: Full Sun

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Planting

  • For a head start, plant the seeds or cuttings indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost.
  • Plant the seeds/cuttings in well-drained soil. For best growth, the soil should be around 70ºF.
  • Be sure to give your plants enough room to grow. Rosemary grows to about 4 feet tall and spreads about 4 feet as well.
  • In the garden, plant near beans, cabbage, carrots, and sage.

Care

  • After the plant flowers, remember to trim the plant.
  • For fresh rosemary in the winter, grow the plant indoors in a pot. Be sure to put it in bright light and cool temperatures.
  • Prune regularly so that the plant won't get lanky.
  • Water the plants evenly throughout the growing season.
  • Be sure to get cuttings or divide the plant for next season.

Pests

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

Harvest/Storage

  • Prune the stems to use fresh. During the winter, bring a rosemary plant indoors.
  • You can dry the leaves as well and store in an airtight container.

Source: http://www.almanac.com/plant/rosemary