While you can propagate herbs from division, seeds, and layering–these 5 Herbs Grow Best from Cuttings. Discover their names below!
Grow these 5 herbs from cuttings to see a quick result and successful propagation. This way, you can multiply them easily to have a never-ending flavorful supply of fresh aromatic sprigs in the kitchen.
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5 Best Herbs You Can Easily Grow from Cuttings
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Growing basil from seeds is quick, but growing basil from cuttings is even quicker. All you have to do is to take a couple of 4 to 5 inches long healthy cuttings below the leaf node and plant them in normal soil or any seed starting mix.
You’ll see it becoming a new plant within that month. If you like, you can also try to grow basil cuttings in water. It works!
Note: Do not take cuttings from a flowered stem.
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Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
Those dust-like tiny marjoram seeds take 2-3 weeks to germinate, whereas propagation from cuttings reduces this time to half.
Again take 3 to 5 inches long cuttings with at least two top sets of leaves attached and plant them in a light potting mix. Remember, warmer time of the year is best to propogate this herb.
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Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
This culinary herb is really easy to multiply, and you can also do it at any time of the year in a warm climate and between spring to fall in cold or moderate climates. Take cuttings below a node; this is a tiny bump-like point where leaves grow, or new growth appears.
After removing the lower leaves, plant the cuttings in damp soil away from the direct sun. It will form roots in 2-4 weeks, and soon you will have a new plant!
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Botanical Name: Mentha
Best Time to Start Cuttings: Late spring or early summer
With so many uses in both kitchen and cocktails, growing multiple mint plants makes a lot of sense. All you have to do is take a few 5 to 6 inches mint sprigs from a healthy plant.
Discard the lower leaves and plant in any kind of soil. It will be a good idea to develop several cuttings together to have a bushy plant.
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Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Best Time to Start Cuttings: Late spring to early summer
Take 4 to 6 inches of non-flowering shoots from a healthy plant and plant them. The steps would be the same as other herbs.