Top Questions About Rosemary Plants

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Questions About Rosemary Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. Rosemary Plants

Can you feed rosemary plants? If so, what?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 2, 2011
Certified Expert
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I would actually recommend not fertilizing a rosemary. Rosemary and many drought tolerant herbs actually grow with a stronger and better flavor if not fertilized.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. What Is ‘Well Draining Potting Medium’

I have a mature rosemary bush that is overgrowing its space and when I planted it,  I didn’t realize how big it would get! It is blocking the light to other smaller herbs, so I decided to put it in a pot. When I looked up the best way to do this, the suggestion of taking a cutting to propagate seemed easiest for a novice like me. However, I’m not sure I understand the term “in a well draining potting medium. ” Does this relate to the soil, or the container?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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It is soil where the water will run mostly out. This is normally done with a 2:1 mix of potting soil and either sand or vermiculite.

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Asked by
Paula on
April 3, 2011

Q. Is My Rosemary Plant Dead?

Hello, I’m not sure whether my 3-year-old Rosemary bush has died. The branches are very brittle, but fragrant. I’m not seeing any new growth yet. My plant is as large as a shrub and in a rock garden where it gets early sun. I love it, and I hope it’s not dead. Thanks! Paula

Answered by
thehag on
April 9, 2011
A.

sounds like it is dead to me but what zone do you live in? Mine lives for several years then a heavy snow year seems to kill it/break it but I live in a moderate but wet climate on the west coast zones 5/6 & my rosemary usually grows year round. Cut it way back & see if new growth appears & if not time to get a new one.

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Asked by
nuzzi on
April 19, 2011

Q. my rosemary plant has a white substance on it

What is it? And should it be removed?

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2011

Q. Propagating Rosemary

Can you propagate rosemary by putting the stems in water?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 21, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You won't have much luck by simply sticking rosemary in water. However, the following article should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/how-to-propagate-a-rosemary-plant.htm

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Asked by
levrahasty on
May 12, 2011

Q. White Spots on Rosemary

What are the white spots on my rosemary plant?

Answered by
Heather on
May 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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It could be powdery mildew or a pest. This article will help you with powdery mildew: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/rosemary/white-powder-on-rosemary.htm

It may also be pests, possibly mealybugs. This article will help with them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm

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Asked by
greendragon87 on
May 12, 2011

Q. How Can You Tell What Kind of Rosemary Plant You Have

I was able to get a Rosemary herb plant and I don’t know what kind it is. All the tag says on it is Rosemary under the name. It also says Rosmarinus officinalis, and I don’t know what that means. Does it matter what rosemary plant helps with headaches?

Answered by
mezleona on
May 14, 2011
A.

Hum well there is one that grows straight up, I just got my hand on the one that
has a weeping growth. But rosemary is rosemary, you can use it in your hot bath, fill you tub and put a bunch of fresh cut rosemary.
it will ease your fatigue and pains.
Sniff I dont have a tub!! lol I tried this when I lived in an apart. and it was great
it was a bath foam with rosemary.

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