We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.







Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rosemary-DIY

I grow Rosemary all summer long in pots. I have found that these pots typically do not survive the winter indoors well. But I have a trick that I have used for years. I take cuttings from my pots and strip some of the woody stem away. I then place these cuttings in a jar of water and place the jar in a southern window over the winter. I then clip the Rosemary during the winter to use in my cooking. Sometimes it even will blossom with purple flowers.

The cuttings will root over the winter months in just plain water. Around March I transplant the cuttings into pots and then  in about 4 weeks, I  plant these pots in the large pots outdoors. I never have to buy Rosemary using this technique.


3 comments:

  1. Great tip! I don't know why the rosemary doesn't seem to like it in the house. I have one that is still surviving this winter though. We shall see what happens when it goes back outside.

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  2. Yes, I have sprigs in water now. I will wait until May and put directly in the soil. Have had good luck so far with that. I always keep a vase with some rosemary in it for cooking. I just love the smell!
    Lorie

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