Hello from India. I need a bit of help. I'm trying to setup a herb garden in my balcony and having some troubles. I had got a sapling of oregano, which after a lot of ups and downs, has finally stabilised. I somehow managed to grow Thyme (it is still quite slender and not lush), but having lot of trouble growing rosemary from seeds. I have tried umpteen number of times. Either the seeds don't break, or else, they break and grow a couple of inches and hen die off.
I live in Pune in West of India (close to mumbai). We have black and brown soil here, mostly like clay. I read the rosemary thrives in sandy well drained soil, and I have tried a mix of gravel too, but still no success with Rosemary.