Rosmarinus Officinalis (perennial, low water need)
The latin name rosmarinus derived from the words ros, which is translated to dew, and marinus, which means sea, as Rosemary can survive on just the spray in the sea air.
Rosemary can be planted from seedlings but it can also be propagated from cuttings. To do that put each cutting into your pot filled with two-thirds of coarse sand and one-third of peat moss. Water the cuttings regularly. It should take about three weeks for the roots to grow.
Soil and water: Rosemary eventually prefers a drier soil.
Tip for the Nomad: Place it on the opposite side to a high water need plant like parsley and only water the parsley. The rosemary will be happy with what is left over.
Sun: Choose a bright spot, without direct sunlight.
Harvest: Cut sprigs of rosemary leaves as needed, it will keep growing back.
- natural source of antioxidants
- anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial
- reduces the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation.
- known as memory booster
As a Mediterranean herb rosemary complements many dishes (meat seasoning, oven potatoes, tomato dishes, pastas...) but also a variety of drinks (lemonades, cocktails, teas...) and even desserts.