Rosemary Plants
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Rosemary Plant

Anonymous added on January 1, 2011 | Answered

I bought a rosemary plant and had it indoors. I got it just after Thanksgiving and didn't repot it.  I didn't realize that I ought to do that.  I watered it often (also not realizing that it should dry out between waterings).  It looks like it has dried up.   Looks brown, maybe dead.  I was thinking about repotting it, and maybe putting it outside on my porch in an attempt to revive it.  How to you go about bringing it back to life? Is this a lost cause, or do I have a chance here? I am interested in growing rosemary, but seems like I had little luck here.

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Nikki
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Answered on January 3, 2011

Rosemary is hard to keep alive indoors. If the plant itself is dried out to the stem, it will not recover. If only the soil is completly dried out, then soaking the pot in a tub of water will help rehydrate the soil again so the plant can get the water it needs. It does sound like it may be dead, but just to make sure, this article can help you test it to be sure: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/growing-rosemary-plants-rosemary-plant-care.htm

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