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Rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis]

Rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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Rosemary is an old perennial spice and medicinal plant that comes from the Mediterranean and has been around since the 14th century. Century was used as a medicinal plant. Due to its aromatic and resinous scent, it is often used as a fragrance plant. The sun-loving, hardy and evergreen shrub with narrow leaves and blue flowers prefers relatively dry soils and full sun. The herb is an important ingredient, especially in Mediterranean cuisine and in spice mixtures such as “Herbs of Provence”. The essential oil obtained from the leaves has a blood circulation-promoting and antifungal effect on a wide variety of mushrooms. Aids from the plant extracts are well suited as pesticides and tonics. Rosemary bushes can live for decades. An important source of food for insects.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 180 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-15 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Pervious, slightly dry, sandy, loamy, Humos

PH: 5.5 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-19 °C
Germination time: 14-35 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Carrot, cabbage, basil, lavender, oregano, thyme
Unfavorable mixed culture: Peppermint

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to July.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation from March in small pots.

In the pre-culture, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible rosemary leaves. Then plant the pre-grown plants from the pots directly into the open ground. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Rosemary prefers a warm, fully sunny location with permeable, loamy, humus-rich, slightly dry and sandy soil.

Additional tips
Keeping the plant in pots is also possible. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds and cuttings.

Care Plants
At the beginning of the year, just cut the plant back to the ground wood. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants some additional water.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Rosmarinus officinalis
English Names: Rosemary
German names: Rosmarin, Weihrauchkraut, Maria Reinigung
Portuguese names: Alecrim
Spanish Names: Romero
French names: Romarin

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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