Rosemary is one of the herbs most commonly used in the kitchen, ideal to give a touch of extra flavour to meat, fish and vegetables and enriched breads and buns.
A very resistant plant with an intense aroma, easy to grow at home, in pots, in the garden or on the balcony, as it does not require special care. The important thing is to ensure that the rosemary has a well-drained soil and a full sun exposure. Remember that it takes two weeks for it to germinate.
Let’s see together, step by step, how to grow rosemary :
- HOW TO GROW THE ROSEMARY IN VASE
Rosemary is cultivated by cuttings starting from spring: however, you can also proceed with sowing and then transplanting the seedling into a larger pot.
To grow rosemary in pots we need:
- A large vase of about 25-30 cm
- Rosemary seeds
- Transparent film
- Watering can
Place the seeds in the pot at a depth of at least 1 cm, lightly water the earth and cover the vase with plastic wrap, in order to keep the heat. To prevent condensation from forming, make two small holes on the film.
After two days, water the ground again and then close it with the film. Repeat this process until the seedlings begin to tick: generally after about 15-20 days. Remember not to overdo watering as rosemary is a plant that can not stand water stagnation.
It is important to proceed with the repotting of the plants every 4-5 years. The easiest way to reproduce rosemary is by cuttings. During the spring season, take a few sprigs, place them in a jar containing water for about 10 days and then place them in the vase or directly in the garden soil.
Rosemary does not require special soil or special care, but prefers areas that are particularly exposed to the sun. Make sure that the pot in which the cultivation takes place is terracotta and, before pouring the soil, place some pebbles on the bottom of the pot in order to facilitate water drainage.
As already mentioned, watering must be sporadic, even during the summer. It is necessary to intervene when the soil is dry and to avoid water stagnation.
Rosemary does not require pruning: limit yourself to eliminating only any dry or broken branches.
- HOW TO TREAT ROSEMARY
During the winter, especially when the temperatures become particularly cold, place the plant in a sheltered but still sunny place or, if you have chosen to proceed with the cultivation in the garden, protect the plants with a cloth.