Rosemary is a hardy and easy to grow herb. And yet, there is a trick to making it more abundant and lusher. If you follow the rules gardeners use, your rosemary may always be ready for action on your windowsill. Find out below.

Rosemary: what is it for?

Rosemary has multiple uses and benefits, which is why it is one of the aromatic plants we plant most often on our balconies, windowsills and patios. The plant has long been used in both cooking and therapy, offering numerous health benefits and a delightful aroma.

Rosemary is often used in cooking because of its distinctive aroma and flavor. Its aromatic leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor a variety of dishes such as roasts, 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.

How to grow it

  • The first secret of gardeners for an always healthy and lush rosemary plant lies in the choice of soil. In fact, the seedling should be transplanted immediately after purchase and placed in a larger pot with suitable soil. Rosemary thrives in well-drained, sandy soil with a pH between 6 and 8. Make sure the soil has good drainage to avoid waterlogging.
  • Once this step is complete, the pot should be placed in full sun, as this is an aromatic plant that needs at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to grow healthily.
  • Watering is an equally important factor. It is a drought tolerant plant and prefers slightly dry soil. Water the plant moderately only when the soil is superficially dry. Avoid overwatering the soil, as overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Pruning is also important to maintain a compact shape and encourage growth. Pruning in the spring is especially important to remove dead or damaged parts after the winter.

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