Grow your own rosemary
Rosemary is a durable, easy to grow and long-lasting spice to have in your herb garden. With the proper care and cultivation, you can enjoy it for many years. Here are some easy to follow instructions for when you are ready to grow your own rosemary!
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, and is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender!
CULTIVATION TIPS – GROW YOUR OWN ROSEMARY
- I have bought and planted ready-made plants but it is also possible to successfully grow them from seeds.
- If you want to propagate rosemary, you can do it most easily by taking cuttings from an existing plant. Try putting the cuttings directly in moist soil or first in a glass of water for a few days so that the roots begin to develop.
- Plant in light and well-drained soil.
- Place outdoors in a sheltered position in the summer.
- Winter storage bright and cool indoors. For me (Gothenburg, zone 2), however, Rosemary survives both in greenhouses and outdoors, even if there has been some frost and snow.
Rosemary can be used fresh or dried in cooking. I think it tastes like forest and game, so dishes where you want that feeling fit well, such as venison or oven-roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary.
I also use sprigs of rosemary for decoration. It is especially grateful in winter because the plant is evergreen and holds up well in an arrangement on, for example, the Christmas table or in the bathroom.
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