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Jan 3, 2013 09:56 AM

Soil for rosemary

After having someone steal my potted plants, including my large pot of rosemary (I have no idea who would do this) and moving to another apartment, I'm starting my herb garden back up. I have some rosemary clippings that I want to try propagate. So far I've managed to get by without buying potting soil, but that's not an option this time. A few months ago I bought a bag of cactus, palm, and citrus soil for another plant. I know rosemary likes well-drained soil, so would this work, or would this be too well-drained?

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  1. I've had rosemeary growing both inside and out in plain old dirt and it has done fine.

    1. I have two pots of rosemary growing well in generic potting soil...Miracle Grow plus whatever was in the potting soil bin before I added it.

      1. I've used Cactus soil in the past and it was very light. I grow Rosemary in regular soil so that might drain too rapid in a pot. Sorry to hear some one stole your plants. What a bummmer! ;(

        1. I've use regular soil with good drainage and had great results. Last go around I tried a soil mix of my own creation with mostly coir (coconut husk). Because coir has no nutrients I was feeding the plants with a weak fertilizer. The habenero plant loved this treatment but the rosemary died.

          1. We have a rosemary 'bush', well over 3' tall at the back of the herb garden. Gets a dose of Miracle-Gro, plenty of sun and let it go.
            Good luck