My first rosemary plant died a few weeks ago. My first try in planting this supposedly hardy herb.
I got a small little sprig from my colleague's big rosemary plant. For the first plant, after 2 or 3 days of being in the water without any roots growing, I planted it straight to the soil. Despite watering it daily, it did not survive. My first sprig of rosemary became dried rosemary!
My colleague asked if I wanted to try again. This time, I left the new sprig of rosemary in a ceramic cup with water in the office. It's unconventional, but I was hoping it will root. In about 7 days, I noticed roots were growing!
I thought I would be patient and let more roots grow. It seems the cool office temperature, office lights and water encourages roots to grow! It was growing well just on clean purified 'diamond' water from the office pantry.
After around 2 weeks, which is today, I decided to transfer the plant into soil. I put the soil into the cup. Half an hour later, I realised the sprig is not surviving! Oh no... The top of the sprig began to bow down. Arrghh.... In desperation, I put it on music therapy! I put the plant in between the office PC speaker and played classical music.
Do you all think I am crazy? Let's see if it survives when I get into office on Monday morning.