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Rosemary cultivation, how to do it

Rosemary cultivation: the water supply

Rosemary cultivation: the water supply must be moderate, intervening only when strictly necessary. When the plant is very young we will have to repeatedly wet the soil, trying not to overdo it with watering, especially if our rosemary is outside, in a season characterized by sufficiently intense rains. The same goes for the cutting taken from a mother plant: the soil must be kept moist, as constantly as possible and without exaggerating. When the rosemary plant is adult, starting from the second year, if it appears vigorous and productive, there is no need to intervene. Only during the summer we will have to water the rosemary if the season is particularly dry. Once grown up,

How to take care of rosemary


Rosemary is not a particularly demanding plant and can be successfully grown even by people who do not have the so-called green thumb. It grows very well in all regions of Italy and adapts to different climatic situations. The best solution is to buy, for a few euros, a young plant that is at least one year old from a specialist gardening retailer or nursery. It will be sufficient to pour it into a larger container or, better, place it directly in the home. Rosemary is a plant that can be grown on the balcony or terrace but in the garden it will be perfectly at ease, producing excellent twigs without special care. It will be more than enough to keep the area where we plant it clean by periodically removing the weeds.

Fertilization and soil


There are no excessive recommendations for growing a rosemary plant well. The only difficulties can be found in pot cultivation. In this case it is better to opt for terracotta containers, which absorb moisture much better than the classic plastic jar. We can prepare the universal soil by enriching it in advance with a little compost or granular fertilizer but this is usually not necessary. Instead, it is important to ensure proper drainage for the rosemary plant. In the open field we will work the earth in depth, choosing a space in the garden or vegetable garden with good absorption characteristics of atmospheric precipitation. In pots, on the other hand, we can use expanded clay, to be placed under the soil. Possibly,

Rosemary cultivation, how to do it: Exposure, climate, diseases, harvest


Rosemary is a fairly hardy plant that is rarely attacked by dangerous diseases. Generally these are yellowing of the twigs due to poor exposure or incorrect irrigation practice. It will therefore be necessary to simply remove the damaged twigs and wait for the rosemary to turn green again. With the growth the resistance of the plant increases and it will not be necessary to prevent with chemicals. Indeed, it is good to keep the plant in the most natural state possible, given that we are going to taste the twigs. It adapts to all types of climates and tolerates even harsh winters well. it is not necessary to mulch the soil and it will be enough to clean it from weeds. The harvest of rosemary must be done with a sharp tool, which produces a clean cut,

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