Rosemary is a Mediterranean plant that can be easily adapted to most areas as long as it is grown in pots, so that it can be moved and protected during the winter.
Rosemary is equally a decorative plant, but one of the most beneficial plants in both the kitchen, as an aromatic plant and as a medicinal plant. Caring for a rosemary bush, whether you have it or not, you have only advantages. Rosemary is similar to fir, with leaves in the form of waxed needles.
Rosemary, officially named Rosmarinus officinalis, is a beautiful small bush. If it goes well it can reach up to one meter and a half height. Usually, the haircut, can take any form, but its tendency is to increase in height. You can use rosemary twigs throughout the year.
The easiest way to grow a rosemary bush is to plant seeds, but you can also transplant a butt. Seeds can be bought and there are seedlings in specialized stores. Planting rosemary is done in spring or autumn. If you use seeds in each pot just leave 2-3 yarns.
Once it grows enough and reaches about 20 centimeters each wire moves into an individual pot. The effort is worth it, given its very decorative aspect.
It needs well-grounded and well-drained soil, these being two of the essential conditions. If you grow it in pots, use a tall and wide pot, and a base of sand or gravel mixed with sand. It needs clay pots, unblemished. Another condition to grow rosemary is to keep it in sunny areas, away from air currents. The garden is best suited for sunny prices or sunburned stone fences.
Rosemary can be planted directly in the garden soil, in a sunny and sunny place, but only in the sesame. The mountain can only be grown in pots, because it does not withstand the winter temperatures, the shrub being one of the evergreen leaves.
In the garden, the winter must be wrapped in a foil drilled from place to place, allowing the air to circulate with muscular root up to the first branches and covered with a leaf nest to protect it from frost.
Rosemary grows well in any kind of soil, but it prefers calcareous, poorer. Rosemary needs a mixture of two parts of the garden soil to which is added and thoroughly mix a part of the sand and a part of the leaf soil. It is important for the soil to have a good drainage, so that excess water can drain easily and not stay at its root. The plant should be protected from burials and should be watered regularly in the first year of planting, especially if the ambient temperature is constantly high. After the first year it needs rare watering, only when the soil in the pots dries to the surface.
Rosemary is a drought-resistant plant that does not need excess water after the first year of life. Spring and summer the soil must be fertilized every month.
Harvesting branches is made after the first year of life of the shrub. However, the branches to be used must be at least one year because only they are really fragrant and loaded with volatile oils. However, after the first year, rosemary is large enough for family consumption. After the second year you can also cut it to dry the branches.
Rosemary must be cut in the spring to stimulate the growth of bivalves. Dry branches should be removed. Rosemary has the tendency to make the strain, and this must be stimulated by cutting grasshoppers from the base.
Although it originates from the Mediterranean basin, rosemary is very resistant to temperature variations, with a very good resistance to diseases and pests. Classic crockles in the kitchen are also excellent herbs, rosemary being recognized for its ability to improve digestion and liver function, but with the ability to strengthen the body and improve memory.