Clear Mountain Garden Treasures
 

Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresCulture and Germination - Rosemary

Rosemary
Family Lamiaceae
Name Rosmarinus officianalis
Common Name Rosemary

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub, growing to 2m. The narrow leaves are used in cooking. Pale blue flowers appear in late Winter / Spring.

Culture

Full sun is required to bring out the best flavour, although, it will also grow in quite shady areas.

Prefers dry, poor sandy limey soils, but will appreciate the occasional watering in Summer, especially when there has been a long dry spell. Prefers a dry Winter. Can also be grown in a container - use a patio potting mix, and add in water retaining crystals. Extra sand can be added if the mix does not drain very well.

When you receive your plants, pot them on to a larger container - perhaps a 10cm pot. Grow on until roots poke out the bottom, then pot on to a 16cm container. Plant out in the Autumn. Containerised plants should be well watered. Established plants growing in the ground almost never need watering.

Culinary Usage: Stews, soups, casseroles, poached fish - add a sprig of two the next time you poach fish in white wine.


Subscribe

Share

Tweet

Save

Digg

Submit

Share
Featured Plants
Show/Hide
Click to view
This month: Dragon Fruit
This species of night blooming cactus... [More...]
Click to view
Last month: Furcraea longaeva
This relative of agaves produces a huge... [More...]
Random Plant
Show/Hide
Click to view
Torch Ginger
This is a relation of the table ginger... [More...]