When I first started growing rosemary, I had a hard time. In fact, I killed a few plants at first. I’m sure we all have a couple of plants we struggle with to keep happy and healthy. This one was mine.
When growing rosemary at home, it doesn’t have a lot of needs. It doesn’t want a lot of water, and it doesn’t even require fertilizer. Sounds easy enough right?
So where did I go wrong with rosemary? I live in a hot climate. I planted my rosemary in the ground, in the direct sun. I did this because out of all the research I did, everything I read said rosemary LOVES the sun.
This is true, BUT…big but here, in a hot climate rosemary cannot take the full extent of the sun rays. I read this after I killed a few rosemary plants. Including a large $15 rosemary plant. I love rosemary, so I wasn’t ready to give up.
I bought some more rosemary the following spring, but this time, I put it in a potted planter. I placed it on my porch where it is in the shade for much of the day.
Guess what? It worked! It’s happens to be thriving.
To read more about growing rosemary, I wrote a guest post at Imperfectly Happy.
You might also be interested in reading The Beginner’s Guide to Start an Herb Garden.
In this guest post, I explain exactly how you should water rosemary. Also, how to handle growing rosemary in a cold climate. Plus, many tips on how to fight diseases, and pests that might attack rosemary.
You will also learn how and when to harvest from your rosemary plant. I also included preservation tips for rosemary.
Did you know that store bought dried rosemary has less flavor and aroma, than that of home grown and preserved rosemary? Yep, it’s true! You will also use less in your cooking, since it is more flavorful than store bought.
Go check out the full article on Everything You Should Know about Growing Rosemary
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