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Dig Your Rosemary


October 15, 2015

Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis – is a perennial in its native Mediterranean home but may be killed by temperatures below about 20 F, so it needs to be potted and brought indoors over winter in Maine. Give this plant a well-drained, neutral soil, keep it in the sun, and water it a little less often than you water your other houseplants – but don't let the soil dry out completely. You might try overwintering rosemary in a protected structure outdoors, also. See "Overwintering Tender Herbs" for some ideas. Use rosemary in herbal vinegars or honey, or to flavor meat or vegetable dishes. It's wonderful with roasted root vegetables.

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