Rosemary is a hardy and easy-to-grow aromatic plant. Yet, there is a trick to having it more abundant and lush. Find out below.

Rosemary plant

Following the rules that gardeners adopt, your rosemary may always be ready to use on your windowsill.

Rosemary: what is it for

Rosemary has multiple uses and benefits, which is why it is one of the aromatic plants that we most pot on our balconies, windowsills and terraces. The plant has a long history of both culinary and therapeutic use, offering a wide range of health benefits and a delicious aroma.

Rosemary is widely used in cooking for its distinctive aroma and flavor. Its aromatic leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor a variety of dishes, such as roast meats, poultry, potatoes, vegetables, breads and sauces. It adds a touch of freshness and depth to many recipes.

In addition, rosemary essential oil is used in aromatherapy for its stimulating and invigorating effects. It is believed to have properties that improve concentration, relieve stress, reduce mental fatigue and promote mental clarity.

The pungent smell of rosemary can act as a natural repellent for some insects. You can rub rosemary leaves on your skin or burn some to keep unwanted insects away.

Although it is a rather simple aromatic plant to grow, gardeners use some important tricks that we are going to reveal to you below.


How to grow it

The first secret of gardeners to have a rosemary plant that is always healthy and lush is represented by the choice of soil. In fact, as soon as you buy the seedling, it should be transplanted and placed in a larger pot, with the proper soil. Rosemary thrives in well-drained, sandy soil with a pH between 6 and 8. Make sure that the soil has a good drainage capacity to avoid water stagnation.

Once this step is completed, the pot should be put in full sun since it is an aromatic plant that needs at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to grow healthily.

No less important factor is watering. It is a drought-resistant plant and prefers slightly dry soils. Water the plant moderately only when the soil is dry on the surface. Avoid flooding the soil, as excess water can cause root rot.

In order to maintain a compact shape and promote growth, pruning is also important. Pruning in spring is especially important to eliminate dead or damaged parts after winter.

Lush rosemary

It does not require much fertilizing. You can apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring to provide light nutrition during the growing season.