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by NCT on August 22, 2004 08:13 AM
I need advise on how to trim/cut a rosemary bush without killing it. I noticed from the market that sell rosemary herb that it was cut righ off the main branch (about 12-14 inches long). Also what is the right type of fertilizer to use for rosemary? Thanks.
by alankhart on August 23, 2004 02:07 AM
Rosemary should be cut no more than 12 inches from the top, and never into old wood. If I'm cutting it for cooking I cut off about 4 inches from a few stems. If I'm cutting to keep it's size under control and to keep it growing vigorously I cut about 8 inches off the entire plant. It really isn't necessary to fertilize them since they prefer lean dry soil.
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