Rosemary is a shrubby evergreen is ideal for a sunny herb garden and even survives in poor soils, requiring very little maintenance. It gives great evergreen shapes to any garden and then lovely flowers in spring, with all-important nectar for early emerging bees.
CULINARY NOTES: Great with lemon chicken, fish dishes, potatoes, and of course lamb; also used as a bouquet garni.
Growing preferences of Rosemary:
- Prefers well-drained soil
- Full sun
- Prune regularly to keep a fresh looking specimen and prevent the plant from becoming woody.
- Great with lemon chicken, fish dishes, potatoes, and of course lamb
How to grow your seeds.
Sow seeds from late winter to early summer. Do not cover the seed with compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 12-40 days at 16C (60F).
Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 60cm (2ft) apart into well drained soil in a sunny sheltered site.
Prune regularly to keep a fresh looking specimen and prevent the plant from becoming woody.