Fragrant and delicious rosemary is a wonderful herb that can be grown indoors or in the garden. Rosemary is usually easy to grow. Once rooted, this lush perennial shrub can thrive for many years. Read on to how to grow, care for and harvest rosemary.

Get rosemary branches. Cutting is the easiest way to plant rosemary than planting seeds. Go to the local horticultural center to buy branches, or better yet, find your favorite rosemary, and then cut off a few branches about 10 cm long to reproduce. It’s best to do this at the end of spring, but if you live in a warmer climate, it can also be done in early autumn. The plant planted from the branch by cutting will have the same quality as the original plant.

If you prefer a variety that is not available in the planting area, you can order it online or ask the horticultural center to get it for you. There are many varieties of rosemary with slightly different characteristics. Some grow tall and dense, while others grow on the ground; Some have purple or blue flowers, others have white flowers.

If you don’t want to propagate with branches, you can also buy seedlings.

Remove the leaves within two or three centimeters from the root of the branch. Before planting rosemary, remove the leaves from the lower part of the cut branches (just two or three centimeters from the root). This part of the branch will be buried in the soil.

Be sure to remove the leaves, otherwise the roots will rot and will not grow at all.

Breeding rosemary. Put each branch into a small flowerpot filled with two-thirds coarse sand and one-third peat moss. Place the pot in a sunny place, but not directly exposed to the sun. Water the branches regularly and place them in a warm place until the roots form. This process takes about three weeks.
To help the branches grow, you can put the whole pot into a plastic bag and poke a few holes in the top of the plastic bag. This helps regulate the temperature and keep the plants warm and moist
You can also soak the top of rosemary branches in rooting powder to get the planting process off to a good start.

Plant seedlings. Once the roots have formed, you can plant Rosemary in a flowerpot or in an outdoor garden. Rosemary can adapt to most of the growth environment, and is quite cold resistant. It can grow well in snow, limestone, high temperature, seaside and all kinds of soil. However, it grows best in a warm to hot, rather dry climate. Choose a sunny, rather dry location.
Decide whether you want the plant to continue to grow in a flowerpot or transplant it into a garden to grow into a shrub. Rosemary can also be cultivated as a fragrant hedge. In colder climates, flowerpots may be the best choice to move them when needed.
If planted in a garden, choose soil with good drainage. Waterlogged soil can cause root rot of rosemary. The more alkaline the soil is, the more fragrant rosemary will be. If the soil is too acidic, some lime can be buried in the soil.

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