Really, it’s the only division in our propagation department; we start everything for our sale from seed, with the exception of our rosemary. All our rosemary starts come from this beauty here. Every fall, we dig her up, stick her in front of a lowish-light window (usually West-facing) and coax her along until spring. In about a week, we’ll put her back in the ground; I’m not the best at watering my pots, and I’m sure I’d kill her if she wasn’t in the damp earth and well-mulched.
Michu decided to take on the rosemary last year, and started taking cuttings for the sale. After reading lots about rooting hormone and various starting procedures, he ended up just sticking the little branches in a jam jar 1/3-full of water and dropping them on the north-facing windowsill in the kitchen. It works! After the plants develop a solid root system, we stick them in good, rich dirt and they’re on their way.
Not every herb can take up residence in your house over the winter; parsley will bolt as soon as you put it back in the ground, and basil just gets mad. But think about keeping your rosemary around this year; eventually, you could have an amazing shrub!