January 4, 2008, Newsletter Issue #97: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme...or Just the Rosemary

Tip of the Week

The aromatic scent of rosemary inspired a song and caused Shakespeare's Ophelia to go into melancholy. But you just love it for cooking--and a few sprigs of it in the cupboard or crisper keeps food fresh.

The question is, can you include rosemary in your vegetable garden design? Is it good for a raised vegetable garden? Rosemary is perfect for a raised herb garden, since the herb requires lots of drainage.

Too much water will cause your rosemary to turn yellow (also too much sun). If you want a rosemary bush, you may want to let it stand on its own since they spread out wildly--you can even give it its own container. You also may want to shape it around a trellis if you're planning to plant it alongside other herbs.

On the other hand, if you buy a smaller rosemary plant, you can vary your herb garden design--rosemary can even take root next to the beans in your vegetable garden. Rosemary benefits just about anything, especially cabbages. Just watch out for any would-be folksingers and maidens with a tendency to moon over Hamlet.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Raised Garden Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Mary White