Saturday, January 17, 2015

Propagating Rosemary

Just take your cuttings from a heathy plant. You don’t want the cuttings to be too woody or it will take a lot longer.

Pull off the leaves at least one third of the way up the stem.

Dip the ends of the rosemary cutting into rooting hormone.
(You can skip this step but I’ve found that it really speeds up the process.)

Pop your cutting in a glass of water and place in a sunny spot. In a few weeks you should begin to see roots coming from the bottom of your cutting. The rosemary may roots quicker if the cutting is resting on the bottom of the jar, not floating. Also, be sure to change the water every four or five days.
Once you have a strong root network established you can plant your cuttings in pots watch them take off. This technique works equally well with lavender cuttings. Perhaps we need a lavender hedge, too…

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