After lavender, rosemary is probably one of the most used plants in aromatherapy. Its use has expanded over time, the preparation of various food types, and later in medicine, in cosmetics and aromatherapy. It is very useful to know how to grow rosemary.
Rosmarinus officinalis is a biennial plant, branched, akin to peppermint. The leaves are needle and flowers are small are colored in white, pink, red, blue or purple. Is usually 40-50 cm tall but can reach 1.5 to 1.6 m in conditions of light, heat and humidity. It is a powerful herbs that perfume the air around you.
Originally from Mediterranean regions, the plant spread rapidly, throughout Europe, North America and Mexico. Known since antiquity, rosemary is now cultivated worldwide in the garden or house. They say a woman from a house is even more housewife with rosemary as is the bush in the garden more vigorous.
First thing to learn about how to grow rosemary is that it needs a good loose soil, sandy soil with good drainage. You can use a mixture of garden soil and sand, which can add a little chalk dust to increase the pH value (rosemary prefer slightly alkaline). When the pot is placed, before pouring the mixture of earth, a layer of broken tiles, or coarse gravel to facilitate runoff.
This is very important about knowing how to grow rosemary, rosemary can get sick easily if the water puddles in pot. The lack of moisture in the air does not do well for the plant, so the pot should be kept in full sun, in a more airy space.
Usually with poor soil, rocky, sandy, rosemary does not need fertilization.
Rosemary in winter
Rosemary in pots will be kept in a room light, but cold. Suitable for winter temperature is 10-15 degrees Celsius. Also, the space must be ventilated continuously. Pot is watered frequently during the winter.
Rosemary can be kept in the garden, under one condition: the plant is mature enough strain to be wood. In this case, is preparing for winter by covering plant (bush) with a thick layer of straw and leaves.
Rosemary is a resistance plant and does not require special work, that is useful to know how to grow rosemary. Spring is cut to keep a simple form and to rejuvenate it. Do not throw cut twigs, they take root very easily if you keep a glass of water. It is, however, and the means of multiplying the reach.