Whether you want to increase the number of plants you already have or expand your garden or window box collection using plants from a friend’s garden, this easy technique will help you turn one plant into many.
How can you turn one plant into many? Most plants will send out new roots from sections cut away from the plant — known as cuttings. You snip a nice meaty piece of a mint plant, put it in a bud vase or a narrow water glass and within a week it’ll be sending out roots to replant/regenerate itself. Take the new root-bearing cutting, plant it, and you’ve got a brand new plant.
At the home and garden site Re-Nest they’ve put together a guide for turning cuttings into new plants that covers trimming them, soaking and potting them, and what to look out for when taking cuttings from different kinds of plants. Although the technique is as straight forward as it sounds there are some helpful tips and tricks — like which herbs are best started in water and which are best started in soil. Check out the full guide at the link below or sound off in the comments with your experiences turning plant cuttings into healthy plants.
How To Clone Your Herbs [Re-Nest]