Rosemary: Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Rosemary
As this herb is a native to the Mediterranean region it took them only one year to become fully grown plants.
The bush is very fragrant and is great to have it near the cottage as my handy kitchen herb garden. I use rosemary as a herb for meat or fish grill/BBQ as well as for roasted chicken dishes.
This is how they looked year ago:
Tiny baby plants are grown from cuttings.
Update – this is how my rosemary bush looks like now:
Unlike lavender or immortelle, rosemary is a shrub that grows slowly. As with other ornamental plants, rosemary should also be pruned before frost. By pruning, we encourage the growth of young shoots, maintain the appearance of the plant and thus promote plant growth.
How much of the plant to prune depends on what you would like to achieve in the garden – it can be planted in small groups and then kept low (as mine above). If you are going to keep it low, you need to cut two-thirds of the green mass. If you are going to keep it as a low fence then you need to cut one-half of the green mass, and if we want to have it in a high fence it is enough to cut just one-third of the green mass.
Rosemary loves water but also drains the soil.
Articles about rosemary
Harvesting RosemaryIn my garden, right next to the cottage I have a large rosemary bush. Every year I harvest that rosemary to dry it and preserve it for later use and give some of it to my friends. I learned some basic things about when and how to do harvest rosemary without killing the plant, and what to avoid in Read more > Harvesting Rosemary
How to Prune RosemaryPruning rosemary plants and bushes are necessary at least once a year to make sure the plant is kept healthy, lives longer, and is formed in a nice shape. If you don’t prune rosemary regularly, the plant will eventually get woody, will produce fewer leaves and flowers. In this article, I will give you some Read more > How to Prune Rosemary
How to Grow Rosemary from CuttingsRosemary propagation from cuttings is an affordable and easy way of obtaining new plants. Instead of buying the new plant, just take cuttings from the old one, the mother plant, and transplant it in your garden. In this article, I am explaining how to root your rosemary cuttings in a simple way without using any rooting powder. Read more > How to Grow Rosemary from Cuttings
RosemaryMy rosemary mini garden: Last year I planted 10 rosemary plants that I grew from cuttings along the side of my cottage. They are now already fully grown plants with lovely purple flowers. Rosemary: Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Rosemary As this herb is a native to the Mediterranean region it took them only one year to Read more > Rosemary
Video: Bumblebee Foraging Rosemary
Here is a short video clip of a bumblebee foraging my rosemary bush – have a look: