Dillon Nichols wrote:Well this makes me feel spoiled. Rosemary overwinters quite happily outdoors around Victoria for me; the biggest problem is it can become too big and crowd out other stuff.
While at my previous apartment I volunteered at a redo of a community center kitchen garden in fernwood where we tore out a rosemary bush that must have covered 120 square feet. I took a shoot with an inch-thick length of root home, buried it, and in the course of a couple months it turned into far more rosemary than we would ever need, harvestable pretty well year-round.
On the other hand I've never had much luck with basil, it does well for a little while then dies.
Adrien Lapointe wrote:
This year, I want to take some cuttings, start some more rosemary, and try leaving one plant outside under tons of mulch. I heard from some people in much colder areas that it worked for them.
Matu Collins wrote:I have killed my share of rosemary plants, both in the house and out! It's finicky, it likes high humidity and dry feet.