Organic Herb Rosemary. Salva rosmarinus.
A long lived hardy evergreen perennial. Deep green narrow leaves with a long flowering season of pretty small purple flowers that are attractive to bees. Grows to 1.5m in height often falling over slightly to then grow upwards again.
How to grow:
Sow on heat in March on good compost. Germination can be slow and erratic. Pot up seedlings as they emerge into individual pots and plant out at a distance of 60cms. Also very happy in a large container. Rosemary thrives by the sea. Drought tolerant.
Easy to grow with no particular problems.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Rosemary aids digestion, and is great added to roast potatoes and roast veg.Great in stuffing. Can be added as a posy or chopped finely. You can use stems that are still soft and green, but avoid the woody ones.
Native to the Mediterranean and Asia. It’s first mention by humans is in cuneiform on stone tablets as early as 5,000 BC (wikipedia).
Avg contents: 40 seeds.