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Questions About Rosemary Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 22, 2010

Q. Rosemary Planting

When planting rosemary over or near a septic drainfield, will the root system invade the tiles that are 3 feet deep? Does this plant have a shallow or deep root system? My intent is to plant at least a foot and a half above the ground level.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
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Three feet deep should be deep enough to avoid damage from the rosemary. They don't have root systems that tend to be invasive as long as they get plenty of water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 29, 2010

Q. Beer and Rosemary Plants

I have a rosemary plant and I gave it beer instead of water and my plant got sick and turned brown. I have another plant which I watered with water and it grew perfectly fine. I want to know how exactly the beer affected the plant since I can’t seem to find the answer and I’ve been researching for quite a while but I can’t figure it out.

Answered by
Heather on
December 1, 2010
Certified Expert
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While there has not been too much hard study done on this, what little research there is suspects that the high sugar content in beer helps to accelerate the naturally occurring bacteria, fungus and microbes in the soil, which attack the plant.

Also, the alcohol may cause the roots to take in less water, which stresses the plants (and makes them even more susceptible to the previously mentioned attackers.)

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 13, 2010

Q. Popular Rosemary for a Pot

I would like to know the most popular rosemary for a pot which is 50 cm. in diameter and 45 cm.

Answered by
Heather on
December 26, 2010
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I would recommend the blue boy rosemary variety. It stays small and is rather hardy.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 16, 2010

Q. Indoor Rosemary Plant

If the leaves have all turned brown, will the plant stay alive and the leaves turn green again with care? How do you keep rosemary healthy indoors? I like to cook with the fresh herb.

Answered by
Nikki on
December 17, 2010
Certified Expert
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Rosemary indoors can be tricky. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/grow-rosemary-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 2, 2011

Q. Rosemary Plant

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.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 9, 2011

Q. Rosemary Tree

Do Rosemary trees’ leaves fall off in the winter time?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 10, 2011
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No, it is an evergreen plant. If the leaves fall off, it is dying.

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Asked by
ddare on
January 17, 2011

Q. Rosemary Plant Care

My Rosemary plant is drying up, should I give it more water (tap water) and how much? It is in a pot outside and gets about 6 hours of sunshine. The plant was inside until after Christmas.

Answered by
Heather on
January 18, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like your plant is experiencing some shock at a rapid environment change. Anytime you move a plant from indoors to outdoors and vice versa, it needs to be acclimated (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/acclimating-houseplants-outdoors.htm).

I would treat it the same as if it had transplant shock. Here is information on how to do that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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