Grow Happy Rosemary

Image of rosemaryFrom The Herb Companion
By Tina Marie Wilcox
Q. I have a potted rosemary plant in my house, and ever since I brought it in for the winter (I live in Wisconsin) it has been turning brown and seems to be dying. I’ve been watering it once a week. Am I overwatering it? I try to keep it in the sun when it shines in the kitchen window. Does it need more sun? Please help.

A. Your rosemary’s symptoms indicate that death is near. Growing rosemary indoors is difficult because dry heat and other indoor conditions are contrary to the needs of this plant. Rosemary’s natural home is the sunny Mediterranean region where the climate is cool and wet during the winter. The best way to keep your plant alive in Wisconsin during the winter is to leave it outside, in partial shade, when the temperature is above freezing.

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