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hey there im trying to propagate rosemary in water. but the tips of the leave s leep on curling up and going black, then i got this reply from another herb site
"Sorry for the delay in response. You cannot root rosemary in water, as the oxygen content is too high. The only herb that roots well in water is mint. Rosemary cuttings have to be rooted in a special cutting medium with sand, perlite, and peat moss. They have to be kept misted in indirect sun to root properly. It is not an herb that roots easily"
which is correct thanks
I know for a fact you CAN root Rosemary in water because I've done it. Are you cutting off a big enough piece?
Every June (in zone 5 Illinois) I root Rosemary in water. Cut some 8" branches- strip 3" of leaves and put in a container of 3" deep rainwater. Leave in dappled sunlight (under a tree). In a few weeks they will have plenty of roots. Remember to change the rainwater so that you don't grow mosquitoes.
I have also grow them in soil. Again cut some 8" branches- strip 3" of leaves -then sprinkle with rooting powder. Poke 3" holes with a pencil -in your potting soil in the container of your choice. Important - Carefully place the rosemary cutting in the hole then push the soil from the side to secure the cutting. The idea is to not rub off the rooting powder.
I am not sure why your cuttings turn black - it has happened to me a few times. I would guess it was too humid or too cold. Please try again this summer!
Thank you so much.. I noticed that within a few minutes of my last post, the concern I had was addressed and fixed.. Very helpful knowing the dates.. Blessing to everyone at Almanac.com and all other farmers & gardeners. I will get the hang of this gardening, I promise..lol
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As a new gardener it would be helpful to know when these comments are posted. Maybe I missed something.. Sorry, but it is hard to know if I am reading a new comment or one that is years old.. also, some comments say plant now, but when is now without knowing when they left this much needed advice.. is there a way to change the layout here to include when comments are posted.. thanks. Oh, and it is the beginning of August 2014.. Again, thanks
I was told when I lived in N.Y. to plant garlic in Sept and to harvest following July. It worked for me got beautiful clumps and they were very tasty.Hope this helps, I now live in N.C. and have been learning a whole new time zone( no fun). But, I've gotten tons of zucchini,tomatoes,peppers,broccoli,and cabbage. the worst problem is weather and bugs,uggg!! But, after a long season I am now getting ready for my fall crop, which will include garlic,lol. Dont give up hope, just do what you can, a little everyday.My weeds are never ending but, I do what I can and just enjoy my daily harvest. Next year I ve learned to put my weed cloth on top after planting as well as underneath, hopefully that will help, and weed preventitive too,lol.Have fun people <3
Also, wanted to say, I used cooking garlic from the little red box,lol. I used 2 cloves and seperated them, I think I had 22 cloves. They all came out around the same size, average.Hope this helps.
my dad buys garlic in the grocery store then separates the bulb. he then plants the
garlic along side of the green onions.when the leaves start to turn yellow he then hangs in the barn in a cool place then we have garlic for the whole year.,