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whiteseal
Apr 20, 2020 10:11 PM CST
Hi, I plant my rosemary at the balcony, and now she pass her 77th day already.

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This is her picture of day 1. You can see that there are 2 rosemaries in one pot from the start.

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And here is her pic, today. I concern that the big one has grown really well, instead of the small one. I think, may be, because they stay too close to each other, then the small one cannot grow, because the big one take most of the food. At the same time, the small one block the growth of the big one also.

So, I'm thinking about separating them into 2 pots, but not quite sure that it is possible, or not??

And also, how to complete it without harming any each of them.

Do you have any suggestion??

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kittriana
Apr 21, 2020 1:50 AM CST
Are you in the USA or somewhere else? Springtime here in Zone 9a is when Rosemary likes to grow, so it is a good time to separate them, but they need a bit larger pot than that one. In this picture you can see my Rosemary in the upper right corner.
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There are 2 different types of rosemary- a variety known as Tuscan Blue, and a variety known as prostate. They will grow more slowly after being separated since they don't like being messed with, but should do ok at this season. Different varieties can grow at different speeds. They will need enough root room that the roots can drain and not get soggy.
When you separate them, be careful- if the roots are tangled don't pull them apart, but if they separate easy it won't damage the roots.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Apr 21, 2020 2:03 AM CST
I agree with Kat. When trying to separate, be careful of the fine roots, they have a lot of them. Rosemary doesn't seem to mind being pot bound.
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whiteseal
Apr 21, 2020 11:01 AM CST
Thank you for your suggestions.

I'm in Thailand now, and it's a mid summer already. So, I'm not quite sure that I should repot them now.

Anyway, i will find bigger pot for the big one, and may use this pot for small one.

whiteseal
Apr 25, 2020 10:00 PM CST
I found one bigger pot for the bigger one. It is 9 inches in diameter.

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I have to make holes by myself, but not sure that it is enough or not. I found in the botanist's youtube channel that he made just a large single hole, instead, for his rosemary.

So, do you have any suggestion??

Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Apr 26, 2020 1:12 AM CST
Yup, those holes will do. Sometimes it is the pot size that decide how many holes you make, sometimes it is the dirt you use....
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gardenfish
Apr 26, 2020 3:37 AM CST
Looks like a good number. I always say better to have them and not need them than to not have them and want them. I don't think you can have too many holes. I've rotted out quite a few plants in my time because I didn't have enough drainage holes in my pots. D'Oh!
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