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Rosemary shortage!! Egads!!

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by rhikdavis, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    My Rosemary source either went out of business or are out of season..I don't see how they expect me just to cook without it until Spring...I gots to have my rotisserie chicken....
    Dried is a sorry substitute.. ;f

    I had a plant when I lived in Kentucky, but since moving to Michigan haven't started one, nor do I even know how it would do up here in zone 4(?) I don't think it will....

    But I do think I'll try growing some in the house this coming year...if I can find a starter plant or three...

    So, does anyone grow their own herbiage?
     
  2. MrsKitty

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    My plant is out on the property line so I can share with the nextdoor neighbors :)
     

  3. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

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    How big is it?

    Got a pic? ;f

    Is it covered in snow.
     
  4. MrsKitty

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    It was Saturday, sorta... no pics :)

    Oh, it is two feet tall and rather limby as it gets too much shade but we live at the bottom of the hill so it HAD to go where it is for it to drain! I guess it is about 2-3 feet across depending on which way you look at it?

    I need to go trim it this spring and get it shaped up ;g
     
  5. rhikdavis

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    ooo, i know where to get starter sprigs now.... ;f
     
  6. MrsKitty

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    And some to stick in a chicken with lemon too ;f
     
  7. jawjaboy

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    Sure do. Rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, and chives...lot's of chives! Sometimes I grow them out at the garden but mostly behind the house in the shrubbery.
     
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    i live in michigan to and i can grow rosemary in the spring and summer months you can get some starter plants from your local green house or nursey tupe stores i got mine from flower land here in grand rapids. happy growing
     
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    Ooo...do you bring them inside for the winter..?
     
  10. Michael Dean

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    I grow a few herbs here in Oklahoma as well. I hate winter when I have to buy fresh basil at the grocery store. It is expensive and a sorry product as well.

    I usually plant basil, chives, rosemary, parsley, and oregano. I also put out some jalapeno peppers, and banana peppers.

    Waiting for spring!!!!
     
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    in the winter stick what you don't use in a glass of water in a sunny window they will sprout roots and you will have your starter when it warms up.
     
  12. rhikdavis

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    The crisis is over...they got a new shipment in. Phew.

    Just in case anyone was losing sleep over it. ;u