[Homestead] mystery herb
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 10 15:23:56 EST 2008
I am very lucky with rosemary. I can't kill it, and my plants get huge
by anyone's standards. I had one in a 20" pot for two years sitting in
my Japanese niche garden. I started it from seed maybe 6 years ago. I
went to move it a few months ago and the plants' taproot had found the
drainhole and was so large that it was blocking the hole. I was finally
able to pull up the pot and plant and the 2 foot long taproot that was
outside of the pot. It took a while, but we finally were able to free
the rosemary without breaking the pot.
Ok, by this time, I'm tired and I just toss the plant next to the
greenhouse door(no pot, dry soil on the roots) and go inside for break.
I forgot about that plant for two days. On day three, I dug a big
honkin hole in the garden next to my little freecyled plastic garden
frog pond and stuck the rosemary in the ground. I cut off about twenty
sprigs and stuck them in my 'nursery bed' at that time. I cut off about
4o more sprigs and gave them to two of my friends. In the garden, after
'pruning' the thing is over 3 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter. It is
now blooming again. So are the sprigs. We will see how they survive
Yup, I think Rosemary would be a good choice. Make satchets, oil,
soaps, marinades, and sell that, too.
Gene GeRue wrote:
>> For months I've been trying to find an herb or other plant that
>> could provide a little income or barter potential once the
>> greenhouse is finished. I've put heavy thought into salvia d.
> Many people lose their rosemary plants during the winter. Even those
> who keep them in pots and take them in for the winter kill them with
> the wrong amount of water or sunlight. Might check with outlets in
> your area and see if there is a market.
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