Question Rosemary in pots

ClashAll

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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it is to keep rosemary alive in a pot?
I got one a couple of weeks ago called chefs choice rosemary and it already seems to be dying off a little bit.
We have recently had massive amount of rain here in Sydney so this might have something to do with it?
Any tips on growing healthy rosemary?
Cheers
Clash
 

Karla

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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it is to keep rosemary alive in a pot?
I got one a couple of weeks ago called chefs choice rosemary and it already seems to be dying off a little bit.
We have recently had massive amount of rain here in Sydney so this might have something to do with it?
Any tips on growing healthy rosemary?
Cheers
Clash
I have a Rosemary in a pot on the edge of my front porch. It is now 5 years old. In winter I cover it with a green crop cover that is cloth and it stays right there. Our winters can get into the 20’s but not for days in end. Our temps fluctuate quite a bit here in Oklahoma. If need be you can always take it indoors.
 

William Welch

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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it is to keep rosemary alive in a pot?
I got one a couple of weeks ago called chefs choice rosemary and it already seems to be dying off a little bit.
We have recently had massive amount of rain here in Sydney so this might have something to do with it?
Any tips on growing healthy rosemary?
Cheers
Clash
I've also had good luck growing rosemary in a pot, fairly large, with a light cover in the winter. Could very well be too much rain. If it doesn't perk up, perhaps change the soil mix a bit...something to increase drainage.
 
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For a herb I've had a pretty easy time growing it, if it dies off a little it's most likely too much rain unless there is something else peculiar about it's dying off. I'd say just trying to bring it inside and put it in a sunny spot (If it's a small pot) On a sunny porch or something, or just try to put it in a dryer spot/ cover it up if it seems like its getting too much water, let us know how it goes!
 
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ClashAll

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Thank you all for your reply’s :twothumbsup:
It stopped raining yesterday morning and surprisingly it’s perked back up.
The branches were drooping but now they are starting to turn up again.
Must have been too much rain.
Unfortunately I don’t have the option to bring it inside but I can put it undercover that won’t let as much rain get to it.
Only about 4hrs of sun at the moment and won’t be long till no sun at all with autumn and winter coming.
If it gets too cold here I’ll put a cloth over it
 
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I keep my rosemary on my back porch. 2nd year. Although the porch is enclosed but unheated.
 
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ClissAT

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Get it under cover enough so it doesn't get rained on. Only water it once it is almost dried out.
Rosemary likes a well drained sandy loose soil not too fertile and not too much rain.
It comes from Mediterranean areas where there is sandy or stony ground, lots of heat and sun and not much rain.
 
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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it is to keep rosemary alive in a pot?
I got one a couple of weeks ago called chefs choice rosemary and it already seems to be dying off a little bit.
We have recently had massive amount of rain here in Sydney so this might have something to do with it?
Any tips on growing healthy rosemary?
Cheers
Clash
When it comes to rosemary here in florida I have found using a good soil from the beginning works wonders. I add a bit of compost about 3 times a year to the top of the pot. I dont cover mine in the winter but i add some mulch in the pot as we get 20s or 30s maybe 10 nights a year. Lol. But i have found that though it loves sunlight it will burn if put in 8 to 10 hours of sunlight. I have found morning sun and some late afternoon shade does good for mine. And keep it pruned back for a good thick growth.
 

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Hi ClashAll,

The secret to my rosemary growing is utter neglect. We got last year's annual rainfall in a couple of weeks here so I haven't watered it since. My plant is young and has trebled in size the last few months. I'm about to repot it:

I didn't move it while it was chucking down. I'm now trying to propagate from a friend's very well-established plant. It'll be interesting to see if the plants survive!
 
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