Rosemary is one of the favorite spicy-broom cultures of the Mediterranean region.
Italian chefs very often they are sprinkled with bruschettes, and also famous sandwiches - panini.
As a rule, we buy rosemary in dried form, and it's not so difficult to grow at home and always have it at hand.
You will need
- Pot, soil, fertilizer, seeds, water, watering can.
Buy a container in which rosemary will grow. It is better to give preference to the classic clay pot. Try to avoid plastic. The size of the container should be sufficient to accommodate the root system of a small shrub 30-50 cm in size.
Mix the garden land with the manure,Add 3-5 g of superphosphate, 6-7 g of nitrogenous fertilizers and 3-4 g of potassium nitrate per kilogram of soil. Pour a lot. Sow the rosemary seeds on the surface of the earth. Do not sprinkle. Pull the plastic film over the pot. Make a small hole in it to circulate the air.
Do not remove the film for about a week, thenYou can check how the seeds germinate. Unfortunately, the germination capacity of rosemary is quite low, so it is possible that the crop will have to be repeated. The control moment should be a period of 3 weeks. If the seeds do not germinate, put them again.
Sprout seedlings at the second to third stageThis sheet. Carefully remove the excess plants and transplant them to the places where the seeds did not rise. Water better with a watering can that has a water splitter. You can use a household sprayer. Strong jets can damage seedlings.
Feed the solution "Ideal" or otherOrganic fertilizer, when rosemary will grow to 5-8 cm. To do this, 1 tablespoon. Fertilize in 0.5 liter. Water and slowly pour under the bush. Be sure to loosen a small garden fork, do not go deeper than 2-3 cm. In order to improve the access of oxygen to the roots, this depth is enough.
Keep rosemary growing at home.Necessary amount of sun. Without sunlight, your plant will grow slowly, its stems will become thinned and brittle, and the leaves will soon fall off. If possible, in the warm season, take out the bush "breathe" on the balcony. If there is no balcony, open the window.
Cut the first shoots of rosemary when the plantWill reach 10-15 cm, and the branches will start to rustle slightly. This spicy-brewed aromatic culture is indispensable for dishes of Italian and French cuisine. Russian housewives like to add it to stew, vegetable casseroles, minced meat. Do not ignore the rosemary preserving vegetables.