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Rose Treve-Atkinson
Rose Treve-Atkinson • 2 years ago

And speaking of basil. Did you know that you can cut some of the tops off, put them in water, and watch them make more roots? Pretty neat.

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Take Cuttings - It's easy to take cuttings of established succulents growing in your garden. With small pruning snips, cut stem sections 1-2 inches long. Remove lower leaves. (Roots will sprout from these leaf nodes.) Let cuttings dry on a tray for a few days before you plant them. This curing process causes cut ends to callus (form a thin layer of cells). "It's OK if the cuttings shrivel up a little bit." I'm going to have to stop myself from walking around the neighborhood with clippers.

TIP GARDEN: Thrifty Gardening: How to Root Hydrangeas From a Cutting.

Man I need this advice, the basil I grow from seed was sad last year. And I went all in with an heirloom type this year... I am a believer!