Want to set up a spice garden? If so, know that rosemary is one of the herbs you can’t miss on your list. Versatile, it has calming effects, reduces anxiety, and helps protect the home, warding off bad energies. Speaking of which, have you seen this list of plants that help improve the mood of the house?
Of Mediterranean origin, rosemary has a perennial life cycle and can be planted at any time of the year. According to a gardener and landscaper Tatiana Corazolla, the plant likes to receive at least six hours of sunlight a day and is better adapted to regions that have a drier climate, but that receive a lot of wind.
For the species to grow in a healthy way, the specialist indicates the cultivation in the external area of the house. If you live in an apartment, you can place your rosemary on the balcony or next to a window that receives plenty of ventilation and natural light during the day. Following these precautions, it can reach between 60 cm and 1.5 m in height.
How to plant rosemary at home
For those who are thinking of planting the vegetable in a pot, Tatiana Corazolla recommends fertilizing it twice a year, since rosemary is not a very demanding species. Even so, the plant has a fast growth.
Next, the gardener and landscaper teach the planting step by step. Check out!
- Take the pot in which you are going to plant the rosemary and add a layer of expanded clay to ensure good drainage and prevent water accumulation. This layer should be approximately one or two fingers high.
- Cover this layer with a drainage blanket so that there are no holes.
- Then add some substrate mixed with sand.
- Then, place the rosemary seedlings keeping a distance of 30 cm (if you are going to plant more than one), taking care to keep the clod intact.
- Fill with substrate until the seedlings are very firm without covering the top of the clod too much.
- Water abundantly until water comes out of the holes in the pot.
As for the following waterings, Tatiana advises that they be done only when the soil is very dry, so as not to soak the rosemary. Regarding pruning, she advises observing the need to cut the tip of the branches to stimulate the growth and formation of the bush.