Rosemary Stat Summary
Plant Spacing: 8-12" (203-304 mm)
Row Spacing: 12-24" (304-609 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/4" (6 mm)
Plants Per Person: 1
Soil Temperature: 60-80°F (16-27°C)
Days to Emergence: 14-28
Recommended Soil PH: 6.5-7.0
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Before Last Frost
Can direct seed outdoors
Prefers an average or thin soil with a neutral pH of 6.5 to 7.0 that drains well. Make sure rosemary has good air circulation around it by using a plant spacing of 8 to 12 inches. Rosemary can be grown by seed in indoor pots, but germination is slow and often unreliable. The best route is to start with a purchased plant or cuttings.
Dip a 4 inch cutting in rooting hormone powder and put in a 4 inch pot filled with a damp mix of half vermiculite and half perlite. Roots should form in about 3 weeks.
Feed rosemary monthly in spring and early summer with a water soluble organic plant food. Pinch stem tips to encourage bushiness or remove branches to attain a desired shape.
Harvesting and Storing Rosemary
Clip leaves or stem tips as needed in the kitchen. Store leftover fresh rosemary in plastic bags or closed containers in the refrigerator. For longer-term storage, try freezing branches of rosemary; remove the frozen leaves from the stem as needed. Rosemary can also be dried by hanging bunches in a warm, dark, dry place.
Rosemary Insect and Disease Information
Rosemary is troubled by few insects and diseases.
Rosemary Yield Information
No yield information for Rosemary.
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