Rosemary, a Versatile Winter Herb
Once as essential to the holiday season as holly and mistletoe, rosemary again is growing in popularity. The herb frequently is used in wreathes and other decorations, and also makes for a tasty addition to certain foods.
Rosemary, a perennial evergreen shrub, can easily be grown in a home or garage during the winter months. The key is to make sure the area is cool and moist. If the plant is located indoors, the temperature should be between 63 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if it is stored in a garage, the temperature is only required to be above freezing. In addition, rosemary should be exposed to plenty of light.
The herb also can assist with improving digestion and increasing circulation. It adds great flavor to soups and sauces as well as chicken, lamb, pork, salmon and tuna dishes.