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Rosemary

Rosemary OG

Rosmarinus officinalis Open-pollinated. From the Latin ros marinus meaning ‘dew of the sea,’ a reference to its native habitat, the Mediterranean coasts. Beloved tender perennial growing to 3–4'. Cannot withstand temperatures below 17°, may be overwintered indoors if kept cool and moist. Try near a cool basement window and keep misted. Dark grey-green needle-like leaves impart a robust resiny flavor. Rosemary clippings are said to repel slugs. Blossoms range from deep blue to pale pink. Likes dry alkaline soil; peat pots are too acidic. Not a good germinator—30% is average. Zone 8. ~800 seeds/g.

4657 Rosemary OG
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B: 0.6g for $9.00  
C: 1.8g for $19.00  
D: 7.2g for $70.00  
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Herbs

Statements about medicinal use of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA, and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any ailment. Before using or ingesting any medicinal plant, consult a healthcare practitioner familiar with botanical medicine.

About medicinal herbs: Archeological evidence dates the medicinal use of herbs back 60,000 years to the Neandertals. 85% of the world’s population employ herbs as medicines, and 40% of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. contain plant-derived materials. Fewer than 10% of higher plant species have been investigated for their medicinal components. Interest in traditional herbal remedies continues to grow.

Herb culture: To substitute fresh herbs for dried in cooking, use triple the dried quantity called for in a recipe.

Drying herbs at home is not difficult. Whole leaves retain their flavor at least a year.

Some herbs are customarily grown from divisions because they cannot come true from seed, such as scented thymes and flavored mints. Some require fall sowing of fresh seed, such as sweet cicely and angelica, and these become available in August or September.

Chervil and Parsley are listed with the Greens.

Takinagawa Burdock and Resina Calendula, as well as oats, mammoth red clover and alfalfa in the Farm Seed section, also have medicinal uses. Medicinal herbs such as black cohosh and goldenseal are available as plants, and shipped with Trees in the spring.