Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen shrub with leaves similar to hemlock needles. It is native to the Mediterranean and Asia, but is often seen to be reasonably hardy in cool climates. Rosemary flowers in spring and summer in temperate climates, but the plants can be in constant bloom in warm climates; flowers are white, pink, purple or deep blue. Rosemary also has a tendency to flower outside its normal flowering season; it has been known to flower as late as early December, and as early as mid-February. Unlike some other herbs such as Basil flowering does not indicate the beginning of senescence with the plant continuing on to grow after flowering. It is one of the slower growing herbs in part due to its' smaller leaves, although this is off set by its' longevity (recorded as being up to 25 years in some cases) .
Rosemary is a very popular herb being a great complement to many different meat and vegetable dishes. It has a very distinctive aroma/taste profile that remains strong even during lengthy cooking, unlike some other herbs that really need to be served fresh to enjoy fully.
Growing hydroponically means there's no mess and as the growth fluid is clearly visible in the lower part of the bottle it's very hard to run out without you noticing. There is enough fluid in the pack for at least a year's growth!
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DESIGNED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND
We have done our absolute best to ensure that the Hydro-herb kits we sell are as environmentally sound as we can make them. We source our parts carefully trying to ensure that we have as small a carbon footprint as we can. All of the parts in our kit are either recycled and recyclable or entirely biodegradable. The wine bottles that form the largest part of our kit are obviously reused rather than recycled locally minimizing any carbon production from melting the glass down or transport. We use capillary matting that is recycled and the plastic bottles in our kit are also made from recycled plastic that may itself be recycled. The Jiffy Pellets that we use are made of coir (ground coconut husk) rather than peat so that we are not contributing to the reduction of peat bogs. The cork lid/placemat comes from renewable sources in Europe as do the natural rubber band. The terracotta pebbles used in the kit along with the cork and natural rubber band are all biodegradable.