Top 5 Herbs for Propagating From Cuttings

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If you want fast results and successful propagation, try growing these 5 herbs from cuttings. By doing so, you may simply multiply them into an endless tasty supply of fresh aromatic sprigs for your kitchen.

Here are the top five herbs for growing from cuttings:


Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

While basil can be grown quickly from seeds, it can be grown much faster from cuttings. Just clip off a few healthy stems and leaves about 4 to 5 inches long from just below a leaf node, and then plant them in regular soil or a seed starting mix.

Within a month, it will grow into a new plant. You can also try growing basil cuttings in water if you like. It works!

Take care not to cut stems that already have flowers on them.



Botanical Name: Origanum majorana

It takes two to three weeks for those little marjoram seeds to germinate, but only one to two weeks when propagated from cuttings.

Once again, take cuttings that are 3 to 5 inches long and be sure to keep at least two sets of leaves on the top attached. Keep in mind that spring and summer are ideal times to propagate this plant.



Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

This culinary herb is simple to propagate, and it can be done year-round in warm climes, or from spring through fall in colder or more temperate regions. Take cuttings just below a node, which is a little bump-like spot where leaves expand or new growth emerges.

Once the lowest leaves have been removed, the cuttings should be planted in moist soil out of direct sunlight. In two to four weeks, it will begin to root and you’ll have a new plant!



Botanical Name: Mentha

Best time to start cutting: late spring or early summer.

Given its versatility in the kitchen and bar, mint is worth growing in plenty. To use mint, simply cut a few sprigs that are between five and six inches long from a healthy plant.

Remove the lowest leaves and plant them in any soil. It is recommended to cultivate multiple cuttings at once so that the resulting plant is bushy.



Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus

Best time to start cutting: late spring to early summer.

Propagating rosemary through cuttings is preferable to growing it from seed. Doing so will save you a lot of time without sacrificing any of the benefits of rosemary.

Cut non-flowering shoots from a healthy plant that are 4 to 6 inches in length. The steps would be the same as for other herbs.


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