I may purchase some of the more unusual plants, but usually I get my starts from other gardeners when they are pruning their plants for abundance. You only need a few cuttings from each plant to be successful.
Which Plants Can You Use to Make Cuttings?
This simple technique, once mastered can be used on most stemmed plants.
Propagation by stem cuttings works fantastic on these herbs:
Non-herbs that do very well using this method are:
Sweet Potato Slips
Tomatoes (The Everglade Tomatoes in the picture are so prolific they are fruiting while growing roots!)