Surprise! After about a month or so (no kidding about the s-l-o-w germination) a seedling appeared. It didn't look very rosemary-like, I nearly pulled it out thinking that it was a weed! Good thing I didn't - I just left it, watering only when the soil gets completely dry (Rosemary originally are shrubs that grows on sandy soil near sea coasts - so they're used to pretty harsh dryness in between the rains and the saltwater splashes that would kill other plants!). Another couple of weeks another two seedlings poked their heads out of the soil. They looked the same as the first one so I figure they *must* be rosemary, despite what some Gardening Forumers insisting that they should look like pine seedlings when they come up - which proves to show that not many people actually witnessed rosemary germinated from seeds!
|The first to poke it's head out of the soil out of the 20-30 seeds. Photo taken 18/07/2011.|
Seedling is approximately 12 days old. One of the true leaves got detached, and I can
confirm that this is a rosemary plant from the smell.
|Second to poke it's head. About 11 days old.|
|Third to appear - a week old.|
|Latest hatchling - I figure it's only a couple of days old. No wonder I thought the |
first one was a weed! It looked nothing like a *pine seedling*!