Rosemary

Flora Friday featuring rosemary!

I missed Flora Friday last week because we spent the weekend in nature, camping. It was an absolutely fabulous weekend, but I’m excited to get back to featuring the herbs and vegetables in my balcony garden. This week, I’ll be featuring the herb rosemary.

Rosemary aka Salvia rosmarinus

Rosemary is a perennial herb with a woody, evergreen fragrance. This resilient herb can survive even the toughest of climates like droughts and can live for up to 30 years! This tasty herb is frequently used in cooking but it is also traditionally used for medicinal purposed.

Rosemary

How to grow it

While it can survive droughts or a severe lack of water, it requires full sun exposure. Since it doesn’t require lots of water, this herb requires good drainage so it doesn’t sit in moist soil. For that reason, be careful not to over water this herb! This herb will survive indoors during the winter, but be sure it gets the maximum amount of sun exposure possible.

Harvesting the herb…

When harvesting rosemary, cut the stem and use the youngest stems for the freshest taste. Don’t harvest more than a 1/3 of the plant at a time so the plant has time to regrow.

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