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Rosemary Seeds

Botanical - Rosmarinus officinalis

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60 Seeds
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H-ROS-01
 
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60 Seeds.

Other Names - Rosmarinus Officinalis…

Rosemary makes a fine plant for the borders where it will grow into a shrubby evergreen bush of aromatic green leaves with masses of attractive blue coloured flowers in early spring. The slender fragrant leaves have many culinary uses and are particularly good with lamb, pork and chicken.

  • RHS perfect for pollinators.
  • Rich, aromatic leaves, ideal for container growing.
  • Shrubby evergreen, suitable for the borders as well as the herb garden.

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders, low growing hedge, cottage gardens, coastal gardens

Sowing Months - Late February - May

Harvest - All year round

Uses - Flavouring for vinegar, bread, butters, stuffing, vegetables, stew, and meat dishes such as lamb etc.


Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type Evergreen shrub Distance between plants 60 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 90 cm
Average height 120 - 150 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 120 - 150 cm Sowing distance between plants N/A
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows N/A
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm
Soil Ph Neutral to alkaline Germination temperature 16 to 21℃
Soil condition Well drained, moderately fertile soil RHS Bee friendly Yes
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 10 - 30+ days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the rosemary seeds thinly on the surface of moist compost in trays, modules or pots.
Lightly cover with some fine compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal, germinate at the temperature suggested above. The germination tends to be erratic and can take a few weeks.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Germinate indoors for best results.


Growing On

Water the young plants well until established.
Established plants will need watering frequently especially in dry weather.
The plants will have grown into a large bush by the second year.
After flowering in early spring prune any new growth with garden sheers. This should be repeated again in mid summer. Regular trimming will keep the rosemary plants tidy and encourage a bushy, compact habit.


Harvesting

The leaves can be harvested at anytime however they are at their best in spring when fresh new shoots emerge.
Snip the stems with scissors or secateurs as and when needed.
The leaves can be used fresh, dried or frozen.

TIP

When trimming, avoid cutting too hard back into old wood as the plants will rarely recover. Exposed old wood will not re-grow and will look unsightly.

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