Herb cuttings

Credit: Carolyn Herriot


Early spring is a good time to strengthen and tidy woody perennial herbs such as sage, lavender, germander, hyssop and artemisia by pruning branch tips back to stronger wood. This is the time to strike lucky with some herb cuttings.

Simply take the softwood cuttings and stick them into pre-moistened propagation mix. (50% coarse washed sand and 50% sterilized potting mix).

Keep the cuttings out of direct sun until they have recovered and started to grow again. When new roots have established they can be potted in screened compost into their own 4in. pots.

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