Days to Germination:14-28 days
Rosemary is a bit tricky and slow, but can be grown with these instructions. Start indoors in late winter. Sow seed in a light, sterilized, well-draining soil mix. Provide warmth, strong light and even moisture. Cover the soil with plastic to retain moisture, but remove it when the seedlings emerge. Do not let the soil get too soggy or too dry. Germination could take up to 28 days. Once plants have several sets of true leaves, transplant to individual 6" pots for full rooting. Set out after all danger of frost is past in full sun and well-draining soil. Developing slowly the first year, Rosemary will not survive heavy frost but can be dug up, potted, cut back and grown in containers inside over the winter. Place in a cool, well-lit area and water sparingly. Replant again next spring, or move the containers outside once all danger of frost is past. Harvest leaves anytime for fresh use.
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