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How often should rosemary be pruned or trimmed back?
I currently have rosemary planted in my raised garden bed. I usually go out and take a few branches off of it to use for cooking. But during the winter I didn't use it and it survived, but I want to make sure that I still get good usage out of it. Should I remove it? Transplant to a pot? Leave as is?
Rosemary is a hardy perennial that can be used not only as an edible garden plant but it makes a nice ornamental as well. As long as you aren't using any sorts of pesticides in that raised planting area, you can leave it alone and make it part of your permanent landscape. If you notice any dead branches in it you can remove those, and you can prune it at any time during the year that it needs to be trimmed to maintain the appearance that you want.
Thanks for your inquiry.