Rosemary is an essential ingredient for holiday turkeys, but it adds wonderful flavor to meats, other poultry and vegetables too. It also makes a good addition to potpourris. Pine-scented, savory, culinary favorite. Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary has silvery needle-like foliage and delicate flowers. Popular for potted plant sales and with chefs. Start seed early indoors. NOTE: Germination is naturally low and variable.Plants tolerate light frost; set outside early.
Approx. 150 seeds per packet
When growing rosemary from seed, it’s important to remember that the seeds can take a while to germinate. So, don’t be too disappointed if they don’t grow big and strong within a week. Plant the seeds or cuttings indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant the seeds/cuttings in well-drained soil. For best growth, the soil should be around 70ºF.
When they sprout, you’ll want to move them to an area that’s warm and has good lighting. Keep the seedlings away from any drafty areas, and if starting in the winter, you may want to utilize grow lights to help ensure proper growth. Allow the rosemary seedlings to grow 3 inches high, then pot them in a larger container. Be sure the container leaves them a lot of room to grow to avoid any unnecessary repotting in the future.
Be sure to give your plants enough room to grow. Rosemary grows to about 4 feet tall and spreads about 4 feet as well. In the garden, plant near beans, cabbage, carrots, and sage.