Person holding a small rosemary plant
Home - Garden
The Best Time Of Year To Plant Rosemary (And Keep
Your Garden Pest-Free)
Rosemary is a popular shrub known for its culinary and pest-repellent properties. The best time to plant it is in spring, especially when the soil begins to warm
following winter.
While rosemary can be planted even during the warmth of spring or in the dog days of summer, it's crucial to maintain a regular watering schedule to help establish its roots.
A native to the warm Mediterranean coastline, rosemary thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 and above, including the West Coast, southern states, and the majority of the East Coast.
For those living in a state that isn't best suited for growing rosemary outdoors year-round, planting it in a pot and moving it indoors during colder months is a
viable option.
Beyond its culinary uses, rosemary is beneficial for other plants in the garden. Its strong scent acts as a natural deterrent for common pests like beetles, slugs,
and mosquitoes.