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Aromatic Rosemary

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Rosmarinus officinalis. Every kitchen garden should try Rosemary, a versatile herb with a pungent flavor and a heady, pine-mint scent. A stiff, upright shrub with dark sea-green, spiky leaves with silver under-sides, it pairs well with virtually all meats, most seafood and many vegetables. Make sure to dry some of your Rosemary for winter use. This sun worshipper is best raised as transplants sown indoors a whopping 12 to 16 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date. (It could take 4 weeks to germinate.) Bee friendly. Tender perennial to horticultural zone 8. Variable height: 12" to 36". (OP.)

Average seed life: 1 year.

One packet of about 100 seeds
Catalog #6195
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Gardening Tips

Rosemary Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:18”-24”
Plant Spacing:8”-24”
Days to Germination:14-28 days
Germination Temperature:70°-75°F

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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