Sadly, I am quite disappointed in Rosemary. I don't know what my problem is but I can never seem to keep rosemary alive over the winter. I can't even think how many Rosemarys I have managed to kill. They all do really well outside in their pots over the summer and seem to make the transition into the house well in the fall. But, ALWAYS they seem to kick the bucket in January or February. I just don't understand it. The plant was in a sunny South window with lots of other plants that are still doing well (the Meyer lemon is blooming up a storm) -except for the lemongrass that Spaz seems to think is his personal greenery to chew... but even it is holding it's own. But Rosemary... NEVER does rosemary survive. What am I doing wrong?? I wish I knew. I LOVE rosemary... sigh....
Monday, January 9, 2012
Goodbye Rosemary and Eric
Alas, poor Eric has died! Don't mourn, we're not mourning too much. Eric was our jalapeno plant that has lived in his pot with us for the last 7 years. Eric started as an experiment that just kept going. I'm not sure what happened. He just suddenly turned brown and withered. Maybe seven and a half was too much for the poor guy. But he lived a great life. Outside in the spring through fall and then inside in front of a sunny window for the winter. He sometimes provided us with hot peppers year round. Poor Eric, we will miss you. But, your pot will be cleaned out and a new pepper will take your place in the Spring. I'll have to have the children name this one as well... I was never sure how they came up with Eric.