Gardening Questions And Answers
Rosemary needs at least 6-8 hours of daily sun exposure and prefers warm and moderately dry climates. The plant originated from Mediterranean countries, where average temperatures of 68-86°F (20-30°C) during spring-early summer are common. Soil temperatures above 65°F (18°C) favor growth and regeneration after harvest.
Plant rosemary in spring or autumn. Although rosemary is frost-hardy, the combination of cold and waterlogging can kill immature plants. With this in mind, choose a well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. If you have a cold clay soil, dig in lots of bark, grit or leaf mould to improve drainage.
Rosemary pruning can be done anytime during the spring or summer up until four to six weeks before the first frost. Pruning rosemary after this time, or in the fall and winter, can cause the rosemary shrub to focus on growing new, tender growth rather than hardening off and protecting the growth that it has.
Provide a sandy, well draining soil and 6-8 hours of full sunlight. ” Then about winter-hardiness, “If you live in a frost free area, you can grow rosemary in the ground year round. And from Fine Gardening Magazine we learn that: “In the fall, when the temperature dips to 30ºF, it’s time to bring rosemary […]