Rosemary is really a herb that needs no introduction. Its woody, spicy scent pairs well with many meat and mediterranean dishes, and has a long history of use in herbal medicine from improving memory to promoting hair growth.
Our rosemary topiary is grown locally from cuttings and carefully shaped, and adapted for hydroponic culture to take the guesswork out of knowing when to water. Plants should be clipped often to maintain their shape and trimmings can be used for flavouring foods and making herbal infusions.
Direct sun at least 6 hours daily, or supplement with grow lights up to 14 hours daily
Replenish water level up to 5cm below internal black mesh pot when necessary, usually every 7-10 days for smaller plants and 4-7 days for large plants. It's not necessary to replenish water daily but do not allow the glass bottle to become empty.
Every 10-14 days, empty out all the used solution in the glass bottle. This can be used to water other soil grown plants in your garden as it still contains some nutrients. Wash the bottle and the roots of the lavender and with fresh water if there is any algae. Mix a fresh nutrient solution by placing 500ml of water in measuring cup, then add 2.5ml (half teaspoon) of each nutrient concentrate into it. Mix the solution well before pouring into the glass bottle.
For more info, check out our blog post on how we grew this plant.