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Questions About Rosemary Plants

Asked by
georgiarose on
February 6, 2012

Q. How do I re-shape sprawling rosemary

My 3 rosemary plants (2′ tall. . . about 5 yrs old) have suffered until last fall from the shade of an unhealthy dogwood tree, which has now been removed. They’ve struggled for sun but are spindly and formless despite their newly improved state of health now that they have full morning sun.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 6, 2012
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Asked by
Deanne on
February 26, 2012

Q. Rosemary Plant

I bought a beautiful Rosemary plant last fall and its tag stated that the plant could withstand temp. s of 0 degrees. Now it has lost most of its leaves, appears they dried out and fell off. The tops are sprouting new leaves, what should I do?

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Nikki on
February 27, 2012
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Asked by
glory on
April 18, 2012

Q. What are the small white, wet, squishy beads that are on my rosemary plant?

Could you tell me what are the small, white, wet, squishy beads that are on my rosemary plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2012
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Is it foamy? If so, it could be spittle bugs. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spittlebug-control.htm

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Asked by
suzalah on
April 19, 2012

Q. rosemary plant care

Rosemary plant care.

Asked by
marlefty on
April 26, 2012

Q. Can Rosemary be planted year round in Zone 5?

Rosemary, being a perennial, can it be planted in the colder regions?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 27, 2012
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Rosemary is really a zone 6 plant. You can get it to winter over in zone 5 if it is in a sheltered location, like near the foundation of a house. Even then it will be iffy. It is best to either bring it in for the winter or buy new ones each year.

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Asked by
Jean Charlton on
May 28, 2012

Q. Should rosemary plants be fed/given compost?

I have made some liquid plant feed from comfrey leaves and water. Is this suitable for rosemary? (I know it is good for tomatoes)

Answered by
Nikki on
May 29, 2012
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I would not use fertilizer on rosemary (or most herbs). The reason being is that fertilizer will cause rapid growth and the plant cannot keep up with producing the chemicals that create the flavor at the same rate as the growth. It results in a less flavorful leaf on the plant which means a poorer quality herb for cooking. However, this does not mean you cannot do so. It is entirely up to you and if you're not using the rosemary for cooking, then it really shouldn't matter anyway. If you decide to fertilize, the mix your made should be fine.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 5, 2012

Q. Herb Plants

I have Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, and Parsley growing indoors. I am noticing small fruit flies all living in the dirt. What are they and what can be done?

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Nikki on
June 6, 2012
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It sounds like you have fungus gnats. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/fungus-gnats.htm

Neem oil will help take care of these pests but will not hurt the plants. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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