Here are some delicious Herbs You Can Grow From Layering to have an endless supply in your kitchen all year round!
Layering is one of the easiest alternatives to propagate and multiply your favorite herbs. Here are the best Herbs You Can Grow From Layering!
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What is Layering?
Layering is a simple method to grow more plants from a stem, while it is still attached to the mother plant. The stem is extended and is held under the ground till it forms roots.
The process that you need to follow is simple layering. Bend a healthy branch of the herb in the soil using a metal or wooden hook. At the point where the branch touches the growing medium, make sure that it is devoid of any leaves. After placing it in the soil, cover it with a mix of soil and peat moss to speed up the process.
Keep the plant and the cutting well watered and it will start to root in 7-10 days. At this point, you can snip away the branch from the mother plant to make it an individual plant.
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Herbs You Can Grow From Layering
Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
You can start new plants by layering young and flexible stems. Use porous potting soil and keep the plant in a warm, bright location.
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2. Lemon Verbena
Botanical Name: Aloysia citrodora
Lemon verbena is an easy-to-grow herb and you can propagate it from seed, cuttings, and air layering in spring and summers.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Select a long flexible stem, remove lower leaves, make a small cut with a fingernail on the part that you’ll bury in the soil near the mother plant. Cover it well with the growing medium.
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4. St. John’s Wort
Botanical Name: Hypericum perforatum
This perennial herb with several medicinal properties can be grown from seeds, division, stem cutting, or layering with ease. Make sure you give a lot of bright and indirect light to the plant for successful layering.
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Why waste time by growing rosemary from seeds when you can do it easily by growing it from layering! If you have a large, established rosemary plant, you can start layering in spring with a long healthy stem. Keep the soil moist till roots develop.
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Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Thyme can be propagated through layering. Take long stems, remove the lower leaves, and bury them under the soil, leaving some foliage peeking at another side.
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Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
Marjoram can take as long as 3-4 weeks to germinate and grow from seeds. You can propagate it from layering in spring and early summers and save a lot of time in the process! Take cuttings in the fall and grow them through winter. Weigh down the stems in the soil and the new roots will sprout soon.
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Botanical Name: Lavandula
Lavender plants can be easily multiplied and propagated by air layering. Take a healthy stem from an established plant and bury it under a small mound of soil. The best time to grow lavender from layering is summer.
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Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
This natural sugar alternative is a tender perennial herb. You can grow it indoors for a year-round supply. Propagate it by seeds, stem cutting, or air-layering.
Botanical Name: Mentha spp.
Mint can be propagated by division, cuttings, and layering. Cover the nodes with soil for rooting new plants through layering.
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Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Just like thyme and rosemary, you can easily propagate oregano by trying a simple layering method. Give it a lot of bright light and warm temperature to make it flourish. Learn everything about growing Oregano in pots here.
12. Bay Laurel
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Air layering takes some extra time to root compared to the cutting method but has successful results. Choose a healthy and long stem for the process.