Rosemary is a unique and delicious herb – and growing rosemary indoors is relatively easy and requires little maintenance. Here are a few tips for success.
Rosemary is a highly flavorful and fragrant herb – it’s one of my favorites! It’s so versatile in many different dishes, but I especially love it with lamb and fish. It’s also great in mixed drinks, or just throw a sprig in a glass of white wine for a unique herbal aroma and flavor! Rosemary is an excellent choice when you want to grow herbs indoors, since it thrives with
Rosemary is an excellent choice when you want to grow herbs indoors, since it thrives with just partial sun, which you should be able to get through your kitchen window. I have successfully grown rosemary indoors year-round for many years.
Here are a few tips for growing your own rosemary indoors:
1.) Make Sure it Has Enough Light
Although it only needs partial sunlight, rosemary does need to have at least a few hours per day of bright sunshine. You will want to keep your rosemary plant near a window where it can get at least some direct sun, and whenever possible, put it outside on the patio or porch for an extra dose of sunlight. Rosemary can take a certain amount of cold weather, so don’t worry about it unless it gets below freezing – then you will want to bring it inside.
2.) Don’t Water It Too Much
Rosemary is a desert plant, so although it does need regular watering, you don’t want to give it too much. Your planting container should have good drainage, which you can achieve by making sure it has drainage holes, or by placing some rocks and gravel in the bottom beneath the soil. Check the soil regularly, and water only when it feels dry.
3.) Avoid Transplanting Rosemary
Rosemary doesn’t care much for being transplanted, so it’s a good idea to start it in a pot indoors from seed. Rosemary is a slow-growing herb that may take some time to germinate, so don’t be in a hurry for it to come up. However, once established, if well cared for, a rosemary plant can live for many years, and provide loads of flavor for lots of tasty meals!
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