Four of my rosemary seeds germinated and I duly potted them on. Then one of these seedlings went brown and died. On the windowsill that works, of all places.
The two seedlings I put in the shed are doing okay, albeit growing very slowly. The final one, however, seemed to be succumbing to the same browning effect that the first had. So in the garden it has gone.
Unfortunately, the rosemary seedling couldn’t go in the bed I had planned for it. This was the one right by the back door, which was basically builders sand, topped with pine tree branches and a thin layer of soil. Not exactly ideal, especially having learned that the tannins in pine may be detrimental to plants.
However, with a decent amount of soil to grow in, I hope that whatever ails it will now be in check. Rosemary is such a delicious accompaniment to starchy food, such as garlic bread and steamed potatoes.
Which is your favourite herb?