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Perhaps you have seen the herb, rosemary, grown as a small plant trimmed into a tree shape for the holidays. With proper care this holiday decoration can be planted outside or kept indoors.
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How can I get rosemary to survive in the northern states? I kept my thyme from dying this winter by covering it in plastic but the rosemary didn't survive.
Hardiness Zone: 5b
By Melissa M. from Southeast MI
This past Fall I wrapped it in clear plastic and then put burlap over that and tied it with twine then put rock around it to hold it all down, we'll see if it survives this year. I got my thyme to survive over the winter of 2008 so I'm hoping this will work for the rosemary. In Michigan You have to come up with inventions if you want to keep plants that don't normally survive.
In the picture:
Garlic is in the big bed covered with plastic, garlic chives are under the burlap in the foreground, Thyme is under the square one toward the back and rosemary is in the area between the sage and the little statue.
How hard is it to grow rosemary from seeds? I've grown them from cuttings before but this is the first year I'm trying it from seeds.
Hardiness Zone: 8a
I will pray that it works for you. I tried seeds for several years and never got even one plant out of 2 packets planted each year. I now buy small plants. I also have had terrible luck trying to get them to grow in pots, so into the ground they go!
How can I prune the top and/or roots of a potted rosemary so I don't need to transplant it to a pot I can't lift?
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Jane from Sturgeon Bay, Wi
Just cut it! You can cut what you need off of herbs and use them in cooking. I cut mine all the time and don't have to repot it. I use it on baked chicken, salads and it's great with pork roasts and pork chops! You can also save the trimmings and put them in the freezer to use when needed.
How much do rosemary seeds cost?
By Luna M.