Saturday, December 21, 2013

Plant of the Month


This fragrant, woody, perennial herb is commonly used in Mediterranean dishes. Originally from Asia and the Mediterranean, rosemary is able to withstand droughts and cool climates.
It is easier to grow a rosemary plant from a cutting. The proper way to do this goes as follows:

1.      Snip 2 inch cutting from the new growth of an established plant.
2.      Remove the leaves from the bottom inch and place into a moist, fertilized soil.
3.      Place the container in a warm spot with indirect sunlight.
4.      Mist the cuttings daily and make sure the soil does not dry out.
5.      In about 2-3 weeks, test for root growth by very gently tugging on the cuttings.
6.      Once the cuttings have roots, transplant into individual pots about 3-4 inches in diameter.
7.      Pinch off the very top of the cutting to encourage it to develop branches.

Once you have your rosemary plant, make sure it has full sun, well-drained soil and a pH of 6-7.

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