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Rosemary

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Rosemary, a hardy perennial, can be used for ornamental, culinary and medicinal purposes. It's dark foliage are like soft pine needles with an aromatic scent and flavour. Rosemary can be grown as a clipped hedge, pruned and shaped as topiaries or simply grown as a culinary herb in a pot or container on a patio.

      

When to Sow Sow indoors March to May.
Where to Sow Grows best in light well drained soil, in a sunny position. 
Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, barely moist seed compost in pots or trays.
Cover with a sprinkle of finely sieved compost as they need light to germinate and maintain at a temperature of 18 to 24°C (65 to 75°F).
What to do Next When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots and harden off the plants for 7 to 10 days. 
Plant them outside in their final growing position once the risk of frost has passed, 38cm (15in) apart. 
Whilst the plant is still young keep the compost moist however once established, since rosemary is a drought resistant plant, do not overwater.
  When transplanted, pinch out the tip of each stem to encourage the plants to bush outwards. 
Harvest All year round once established.
Handy Tips Rosemary seeds can be slow to germinate, therefore ensure they are kept under ideal conditions.
Don’t over-harvest the plant in the first year to allow the rosemary time to become established. 
Companion Planting Cabbage and Carrots as Rosemary repels cabbage white butterfly and carrot fly.
Nutritional Information Rosemary is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium and Dietary Fibre.
Serving Suggestion Rosemary is an excellent herb to flavour soups, stews, fish or meat dishes. It goes well with roasted meats, especially lamb, pork, chicken and is a great addition to roast potatoes.


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