Planting & Growing Rosemary

This is a terrific video featuring professional herb gardener David Gilson of The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s in Groton, Massachusetts. Learn everything you need to know to grow healthy rosemary to cook with all year round, the types of rosemary, planting and watering tips, transporting from outdoors in the warm months to inside for the winter, etc.

50 Comments

  1. stephenF250 on December 29, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Grows great in the ground in Texas. It doesn’t die back in the winter here.

  2. m on December 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Kevin Ervin on December 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for making this video, I found it very helpful.

  4. P. Belle on December 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Rosemary is winter hardy in z7, yes? I’d like to do Herb shrubs in containers. Rosemary is a goid one. What’s another: lemon balm? Oregano?

  5. Tonja Jones on December 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    wonderful instructional video. Thank you.

  6. jimmie200 on December 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    This video is really helpful. I wondered why my rosemary stopped growing in February. I watered it and no change. Then it looked worse. I see now that I did not need to water it, but leave it alone for a few more days. I did not know what to look for; drooping leaves on top and soil pulling away from the sides of the pot. Thank you so much for this explanation.

  7. Austin Allen on December 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. Really helpful!

  8. Grow Hair Systems on December 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Excellent. Thank you

  9. Sta Tom on December 29, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    My rosemary survives winter, dont know what type it is though.

  10. Samantha Locadia on December 29, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Very informative video! Thanks so much! The watering advice in einter time is priceless. 👍🏻

  11. Jenifer Velazquez-Sanchez on December 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I just bought a rosemary and I transplanted it into its new permanent home. It was going week the first few days; it looked perky and happy, but just today it looked wilted and dried out at the tips and bent over. It was over 100 degrees F today. I don’t know what to do to make it better. When transplanting it I cut some of the roots that wrapped around the plant. I think that was a big mistake. What can I do to help my plant? I wish I could attach a picture for comparison.

  12. Norman Manago on December 29, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    i am located in the philippines. does a rosemary grow in peat moss or coco peat?

  13. Muze Rhythm on December 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you for tips on watering!😁 Only thing I was told in the past is have finger in the soil 2 inches deep and if tip of the finger is dry…water. I followed this and still killed my plant.😞 This tip is MUCH more helpful! In spring I will try again and I feel more confident now keeping Rosemary going.😁

  14. Mike Harrington on December 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I have a rosemary bush outside growing very close (almost touching) to a 2m high sweet bay very bushy tree. Despite being so close it is the healthiest rosemary bush in my garden.

  15. Miss Sayeda on December 29, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Thank god he said what to do when rosemary tips start to bend. Nobody had an answer for that

  16. monica vasquez-roush on December 29, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you! This was SUPER helpful!

  17. ginathepanda on December 29, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Hello Southern California here, I was wondering if I should bring in my rosemary for winter or not

  18. Joni Hughey on December 29, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    I planted mine in my herb garden outside in May. It’s now the middle of Oct. & it’s supposed to frost in the morning. Should I cut it off & dry it? Back in the eighties next week. 🤷‍♀️

  19. teeder1 on December 29, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for talking with me as if I’m an adult…

  20. Valerie Wells on December 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    It grows like a weed year round, outdoors here in Nevada!

  21. Simple IT LA on December 29, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Great couple points 👍 thanks

  22. Jennifer Ponzini on December 29, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    My nonna has had the same rosemary bush for about 20 years and she lives in upstate NY and planted in the ground. It can most definitely live through winter but you have to know how to protect it.

  23. Rodo Andrade on December 29, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Wish me luck I just purchase two Rosemary for tons time for some reason they die on me is the only herb that I have problem with it maybe the heat of Arizona or over water ,

  24. lkaska howard on December 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    wow beautiful anytime I plant my rosemary is dried up,,,cannot get it to grow ,,,,,what am I doing wrong ,,,,,I live in a Tropical country Trinidad

  25. Lani Anne on December 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Mine has grown so large that it’s taking over my garden! It lasted through three winters already!

  26. Crafts Park on December 29, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Tnx for this video..
    I just wanna add to your intro that this beautiful plant occupies also the majority of the hills and the Atlas mountains in Morocco..
    Regards

  27. Betty Jones on December 29, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Great video!

  28. myrou ibaan on December 29, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    It grows well in winter in Australia and i got abundance of it and it keeps giving new growth with no much water and no fertilizer

  29. Tamara Brown on December 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    I’m killing my rosemary with kindness. This video has helped me to not kill the poor rosemary plants.

  30. Bibi T on December 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for making this video. Great information.

  31. Amélie Zh on December 29, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Mines all dried up.

  32. Angela Hopson on December 29, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    I must he in a micro climate in zone 7. My rosemary has been outside for 4 years straight. I’ve never brought it in for the winter and it’s even had snow and ice on it. It’s the 1 plant in the garden that just won’t die. It’s extremely hardy and grows like crazy.

  33. Miss Sayeda on December 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    The roots had fungus pytophthora

  34. N Alt on December 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely detailed growing guide!

  35. Captain Gnarly Davidson on December 29, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    I live in eastern NC and my rosemary lived all winter in the ground 🙂

  36. Louise W.D. on December 29, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    thank you so much!…Great Tips!

  37. CreativityWithStamps on December 29, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I live in Massachusetts and this is the first year I planted two rosemary plants in my raised garden beds and it did better than any of the rosemary plants I planted in pots. I want to transplant those plants in pots and acclimate them so that they can survive indoors this winter…hopefully it will be a successful trial.

  38. Ian Jones on December 29, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    what an erb ?

  39. Helen Breakiron on December 29, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for the info!!! I love Rosemary and have tried many times to grow it without success!
    NOW I know what I’m doing wrong!
    God bless…:)

  40. M H on December 29, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Question – would I be able to keep a small rosemary plant healthy and happy inside a small, re-purposed tea canister (about 7" deep but only 3" in diameter)? Asking for a Tuscan blue cutting. 🙂

  41. Alex on December 29, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    can rosemary in pot be growed outside in canada during winter?

  42. Sannu Naveen on December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I like how you explained the technicalities , as opposed to the usual ‘water when dry’…

  43. Celtic-Texan on December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I have many Tuscan Blue’s planted as hedges in the ground here in Texas, they grow to about four feet in hight and width and put out nice blue flowers quite often. They’ve been in the ground for years surviving winters in the low teens without issue, I do have them mulched to help. My only problem is few of them did suddenly get a blight and die back almost completely, some killing the plant. I have others planted right next to marginal ones that continue to thrive without issue though, I’ve never had a mass die off. I try not to water them too much but Texas weather is very unpredictable, especially this past year we’ve had unheard of rain.

  44. DBZD on December 29, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Well crap i just put all mine in the ground, I didn’t know they needed to be brought in. 😭

  45. Zubair Ahmed on December 29, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Informative video on how to care and water Rosemary

  46. Melissa Schaub on December 29, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Help! My rosemary leaves are mostly brown right now. Does this mean it is dying back for the winter and will green up again once spring arrives, or is it actually dying and will need throwing out? I want to do whatever I need to do to revive this most favorite herb.

  47. Anahit Ghazaryan on December 29, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Hi, can you show how you water the plant?

  48. Samantha Locadia on December 29, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    *winter

  49. sobia Mohammad on December 29, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    But my rosemary plant is always died

  50. Yanet Castro on December 29, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Why rosemary are expensive in the stores ? One LITTLE box it’s about $3 to 4. I am thinking of growing my own.

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