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Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
Perennial A favorite in herb gardens everywhere, this woody and aromatic
perennial herb has a distinctive flavor and scent with a multitude of medicinal and culinary purposes. Rosemary is also a great choice for ornamental plantings or containers. Rosemary is often trained as a topiary.
Soil and Water: Very drought tolerant once established, water regularly the first year then be careful not to over water. Rosemary thrives in various soil types.
Planting and Growing: Plants thrive in hot dry conditions and prefer well drained soil. Rosemary has a slow germination rate and is slow growing the first year.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest whole stems to flavor meats and soups or crush leaves with root vegetables, breads and many other culinary uses.
Did You Know? Rosemary is part of the mint family and the name Rosemary originates from Latin and means "mist of the sea."
Soil Temperature: 60-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Germination: 21-28 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-48"
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 1"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!
At other places, I learned that you could get 100 rosemary seeds (organic) for just under 3 dollars. Here, the packet only has 5 seeds for 2.45. So, while the folks at GrowOrganic.com are great with customer service, they are very expensive! Don't drop any seeds.
EDIT: The seeds per pack have since been adjusted to 50 seeds per pack.
I read several places that Rosemary was hard to start from seed and takes a long time to germinate. Very happy to say that I'm already seeing germination with these seeds after 2 weeks! I only started 2-3 seeds and I still have hope to see if the others will come up in time. Thanks Peaceful Valley, all the seeds I started (mostly herbs) right now have germinated and are looking good so far!Review by Jeni (on 2/21/12)