days to maturity: 90 days
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours hours
look out for: overwatering causing fungal issues in the roots
harvest notes: harvest whole sprigs low down so they grow back healthy
Rosemary is a classic heat loving herb that will grow perennially here if you get it established in the fall and keep it in well drained soil and bright sun through the (moist and humid) summer. We tell people to “treat your rosemary like its in Italy” because thats the type of hot climate it enjoys… dry dry dry! well draining soil and not-often watering is key to keeping your rosemary happy. Also try not to water the whole plant from above but rather just water the soil. Rosemary has been long associated with memory, youth, fertility and romance. Its culinary uses are many and its also been long used as a preservative for meat alongside thyme and oregano. Medicinally rosemary is used to support the heart, digestive system, brain & cognition, and the liver and blood cleansing organs. Its loaded with antioxidants and supports a healthy inflammatory response. Rosemary is antimicrobial and it can enliven our nervous system. “If you are feeling weak, exhausted, depressed, or lost in mental fog, seek rosemary for strength and clarity” (wildfoodsandmedicines.com) Because rosemary is a little bit slow growing we prefer to sell larger plants so you can start harvesting immediately instead of having to wait 6 months for your first harvest.
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