Here at My Grandma’s Garden, we truly believe in the power of herbs. We will be teaching you some of the benefits of rosemary, we hope you enjoy!
Scientific Name: Rosmarlnus Officinalis
Family: Rosemary is part of the mint family
These are some of the most common species of Rosemary:
- Primley Blue
- Miss Jessopp’s Upright
- Tuscan Blue
- Marjorie Pink
- White Rosemary
- Corsican Blue
- Golden Rosemary
- Fota Blue
Medicinal Uses for Rosemary:
-Rosemary has been traditionally known as the “herb of remembrance” for its ability to help with memory. It has a number of beneficial compounds including eucalyptol, which is considered to have potent antibacterial effects and may relax and soothe muscles in the lungs.
-It is suggested that Rosemary can even be used to prevent cancer by adding it to your meat and vegetables before you grill them.
-Rosemary oil may be used externally as an insect repellent.
Type of Plant: Rosemary is a perennial.
Time to Plant is in the spring after the last frost has passed
Time to Harvest is in the late spring through early fall.
Location in the garden: Rosemary likes full sun
Soil Type: Rosemary likes well drained soil
Advice from My Grandma’s Garden:
-The Number one killer of any rosemary plant is over watering.
-Rosemary needs to be pruned regularly by gently pinching off the new leaves as they appear.
-Rosemary’s biggest threat is mildew, and once mildew takes hold of rosemary, your chances of bringing it back are slim.
-You can help prevent mildew by improving the air circulation around the plants.
-Rosemary is best used fresh and it can last a long time after being pinched from the plant.
-It can also be dried by tying several springs of rosemary together with twine and hanging small bundles in a dark, warm place.
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We hope that you were able to learn a few facts and tips about rosemary. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below or send us an email or tweet! If you have any other advice about growing rosemary, please let us know!