Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is an attractive plant with red blossoms. To enjoy the blooms of roses, the plant needs to be planted in spring. Rosemary bush grows up to six feet tall and produces berries at the end of each year.
Rosemary thrives best in rich soil with lots of light. It should be planted in a sunny and well drained corner of your garden. If you live in an area where frost-free conditions are prevalent, you will have to be more particular with your growing herbs. First, Rosemary is an easy plant to grow even in less-than-ideal soil.
Rosemary thrives on acidic soil but does quite well on alkaline soil as well. If you live in an area where the climate is extreme, add a bit of calcium to the soil to help the lemongrass plant to acclimate to its new environment. Just put half a cup of calcium per 5-inch pot. If you plant the lemongrass plant too close to a tree or other shrub, the roots will grow around the shrub’s branches. This will stunt the plant.
One of the easiest growing herbs is the mint. Mint comes in many different varieties. One of them is the common mint, which is native to Asia and used to flavor many foods. The flavor can be kept on food items by placing a piece of lettuce on top of the hot dogs or by adding a touch of hot mustard to your salad.
Another easy herb to maintain and grow is the growing sage plant indoors. When purchasing your seeds, make sure to purchase ones that are dry. Sage requires lots of moisture and they won’t germinate unless they are in an adequate amount of moisture. Buy your seeds from a reputable source so you don’t end up wasting your money.
In addition to the three herbs mentioned above, there are over a dozen more types of herbs that can be grown in just about any garden space. They have the wonderful habit of growing very well in any type of soil and in any kind of weather condition. If you enjoy gardening and experimenting with plants, then keep in mind that nearly every plant out there requires the same things, such as regular watering, sunlight, and fertilizer.
The most popular way to provide your herbs with these essential nutrients is to use a simple method called line water. This simply means putting a couple of cups of water in your pots with your herbs, and then putting your plants in direct sunlight each day. If your plant has already developed roots, it will likely root easily in this manner. If not, just wait for the next morning and water your plants again.
Mint and Rosemary are two plants that should be trying to grow if you live in an area that does not get much natural sunlight. Mint is the less expensive herb to use, and it can make a beautiful and aromatic mixture. If you grow Rosemary in pots, you can also mix in the mint as well. This herb has a wonderful flavor and is often added to recipes in place of parsley or basil. A fresh sprig of mint on top of dinner can really take it to the next level!
Before you do any growing, it’s important to note that the best time for planting is late winter through early spring. Rosemary is very sensitive to frost, so it needs to be frozen or kept dry when it is picked. Cuttings should be taken as soon as they appear in the garden. If you want to protect the cuttings from frost, make sure to put them into a plastic container with a lid to keep them from being damaged by frost.
It is important to remember that your cutting will need to stay in the pot. It’s best if you place your cutting in a large container with wide, loose soil. Make sure that your container has lots of drainage, so your roots don’t end up drowning. If your container doesn’t have drainage, it will be harder for the herb to get the moisture it needs.
One final tip is to keep your newly cuttings from becoming too woody. The best way to do this is to only water the area where the herb is growing. If you water any other areas, you will encourage the growth of weeds. Use a good quality, strong growing medium such as vermiculite and place your newly minted growing herbs in the bottom of a well drained, shallow pot.