Rosemary is hands-down one of my favorite herbs. There are so many recipes that just wouldn’t be the same without it. However, it wasn’t until I started winter sowing rosemary that I was first able to have some success with the plant. I’m honestly not certain if some herb seeds are notoriously difficult to germinate, or if I seriously do not have a green thumb when it comes to seed starting. I’m thinking it’s the last one…
Anyway, the process of winter sowing rosemary is extremely easy. If you’re interested in the actual details of that, you can always check out the videos that I have attached to this post. I usually begin the process around the end of January and into February here in my garden. That means that I allow for plenty of time for the seeds to germinate and become established before it is time to finally transplant them out into the yard – usually after the last frost has passed.
In a lot of places, rosemary behaves as a perennial herb – depending upon the type you planted and your growing zone. Here in my yard, I tend to treat these plants as annuals, meaning that I will sow a new batch of seed each year. While I know this probably isn’t the most cost effective thing that I could do, it definitely helps me in managing my tiny garden space.
Do you grow rosemary from seed? I would love to hear all about the process that you use in the comments below!