If you brought your rosemary plant inside for the winter, here's my mid-winter reminder to check on it. It's about time for your plant to either start drying out or getting mildew. The low humidity in houses can quickly take its toll on rosemary needles, especially if your plant is under a warm plant light.
And on the flip side, even if you've been good about keeping it watered, you can still wind up with mildew. Now's the time to get your rosemary in top shape, because it's one of the first plants to get moved back outdoors; rosemary loves the chilly spring temperatures. In fact, if you're having mild weather, let your plant enjoy the day outside. Just don't forget to bring it back in.
If you haven't been snipping too many branches for cooking, your rosemary should burst into beautiful blue blossoms in the spring. Once the blooms fade, your rosemary will benefit from a light trim and feeding. If it's in a pot, spring is also a good time to freshen the soil. And if you don't have a rosemary plant, why not? It's such a luxurious indulgence for so little money or effort. You really should try growing rosemary.
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