Rosemary is an herb that makes a terrific ornamental plant as well as a wonderful addition to your kitchen. The Latin name-Romarinus officinalis -means "Dew of the Sea". While it originates from the Mediteranean, Rosemary can be grown elsewhere successfully.
Three tips for success: 1. 6-8 hours of sunlight
2. Good drainage
3. Good air circulation
You can grow Rosemary outdoors year round if your temps stay 30 degrees or higher. Otherwise grow in a pot and bring indoors in the colder months. Remember it will need 6-8 hours light so you may need to use a grow light.
Let soil dry out somewhat between waterings. A fan directed at the plant will help --remember tip #3 good circulation. Keeping these things in mind will ensure success with your wonderful Rosemay Plant!
Here is a recipe for a lovely fragrant marinade for chicken using Rosemary:
Lemon Rosemary Marinade
This marinade gives you that lemon-herb flavor that you find on so many store made chickens, but this is better.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes about 1 cup of marinade
- 3 large lemons
- 1/2 cup fresh rosemary (3 tablespoons dried rosemary)
- 1/4 cup of olive or salad oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
Zest lemons and set aside. Cut lemons in half and squeeze out the juice into a nonreactive bowl or resealable plastic bag. Throw in the lemon zest and remaining ingredients. Mix together well. Marinate for at least 4 hours.