Growing Rosemary and other aromatic herbs at home with just a few basic gardening tools are easy and worthwhile. When beginning to go towards a more thoughtful and considered manner of living, cultivating your own herbs is an excellent way to carry out those cherished values. Purchasing herbs from a local store usually means they were just grown somewhere else, moved to the shop, stored there, and then shipped home… Not exactly a thoughtful or appreciated way to spend your hard-earned money! With just a few simple steps you can cultivate your very own herb garden right from the comfort of your own home.
One way to grow Rosemary with no soil is to start seeds indoors in peat moss or other medium. These types of seeds can sometimes be found at garden stores, in pots, and even in some metal pails. Just make sure to plant these seeds in medium so they can grow to their maximum potential.
Once you have selected your favorite place to plant your herb garden, prepare the area by covering it with either peat moss soil, or clear plastic. If planting outside, remember to lay down a light layer of mulch beforehand to help protect the roots. When your container is ready to be planted, remove any existing mulch and wash the area thoroughly with warm, clean water.
Planting in a sunny or well shaded window garden is most effective. Also consider which zone you are planting in. Rosemary prefers cool mornings and early afternoon sun but will grow as the seasons change. It will grow well no matter what part of the country you live in, but the zones eight is its optimal location. Rosemary thrives in full sunlight for most of the year but can tolerate shaded areas during the summertime. In the wintertime, however, it will need indirect sunlight and may require a little bit of shade.
Rosemary thrives in full sunlight for the first two years, but in later years only will it tolerate indirect sunlight. Its hardy nature makes it adaptable to most climates and does not have trouble growing in low areas that are rocky, or sandy. Leaves are dark green and grow in a fern like shape. Rosemary blooms in the spring.
You can purchase Rosemary from many different sources including home herb stores, gardening centers, and nurseries. Many people choose to grow their own Rosemary because of its ease of growth in containers. The best time to plant this hearty perennial is late spring or early summer. In addition to being easy to grow, Rosemary produces flowers that add color to your gardens. There are several varieties of Rosemary, and each one has its own flavor and scent.
If you want to grow Rosemary from seed, select a healthy plant in full sunlight with well drained soil. Keep an eye on plant health during dry spells and make sure it receives plenty of water. Once established, keep the plant growing well by monitoring its growth and watering it frequently. This will ensure that the leaves have enough moisture to grow.
Many gardeners who are new to herb growing, find that it is difficult to learn how to grow roses from seeds. The best way to grow any herb is to be familiar with it and the growing conditions that it requires. This will help you avoid planting in the wrong areas or taking other shortcuts that could result in poor results. It is possible to learn what conditions are needed for each variety and then grow them from those. Start with this basic information and you will have a better understanding of this beautiful perennial.