Minding The Propagation Station

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:

  • Basil

  • Cuban Oregano

  • Lemon Balm

  • Lemon Verbena

  • Marjoram

  • Mint

  • Monarda

  • Oregano

  • Pineapple Sage

  • Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Scented Geraniums

  • Summer Savory

  • Sweet Woodruff

  • Thyme

  • Winter Savory

Non-herbs that do very well using this method are:

  • Elderberry

  • Longevity Spinach

  • Mulberry bush

  • Okinawan Spinach

  • Sweet Potato Slips

  • Tomatoes (The Everglade Tomatoes in the picture are so prolific they are fruiting while growing roots!)