In Tesco the other day, browsing the reduced items (as is my want), and
found 2 packs of fresh rosemary down to 10p each, got to wondering if they
would provide cuttings,so made the great investment.
At home opened and found then in Good condition, so have taken 30 cuttings
from the 2 packs.
Has anyone else tried this way of getting cuttings?
Could also work with mint and thyme.
When the ancient war dogs did battle on Thu, 24 Jul 2003 00:31:04
the following bit of wisdom:
Actually, yes I've done that with sprigs of rosemary. The plant tends
to be so darned hardy and ready and willing to root, I can't imagine
anyone not being able to propagate some almost at will.
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There was a thread about a month ago about rooting rosemary. It seems
that people who used rooting hormone had a success rate similar to yours,
while those who didn't (maybe it was just me) had higher success rates.
It wasn't clear if the success rate varied by cultivar. Mine was a bush-
type, sorry don't know the name.
I agree, with such a small sample size, you really can't declare anything
... could also have been climate or other factors. But you might want to
try without the rooting powder once to see how it goes. My survival rate
was about 90% and plants hate me.
I use ginger root medicinally so some years back when i got a good fat
root i took what i wanted for a tincture and laid the piece i had left
out on top of the potting soil so the break could heal over, then put
it in the potting soil just barely covered. it takes a long time, but
eventually ...if it doesn't rot from being over-watered... it will
sprout. Under the right conditions, it could make a tree, but is not
good for zone 7 for outside winters i don't think, so i treated it
like a house plant in the winter. Actually, i grew it in my solarium,
but sold and now don't have the plant nor the solarium.
I think there are pic of ginger trees on the net, so you could see
what they look like.
That takes me back. I used to love Tesco and Sainsbury's.
Now it's Wal-Mart, Target and Kroger.
I'm pleased that you can still find a good price on a potted plant over
Good idea for the cuttings too.
I prepared 7 rosemary cuttings last spring, dusted with Rotenone, in
moist vermiculite. Three rooted in 5 weeks, then potted up. Two of
the three survived and are now just under 1 foot tall, growing in the
ground in full sun.
"..... Chives, Basil........"
You must be talking of growing from pot grown herbs, neither basil or chives
would grow from cuttings.
Regarding the cuttings I referred to in the original posting , the rosemary
had a take of over 75% and I have had good results with Thyme in the past as
Oh right, the chives still had roots. But the Basil went well from
cuttings, too bad it now started flowering.
And my rosemary just dries up and after a while I have neither leaves
nor anything, just a trunk sticking in the soil. At what temperature do
you grow your rosemary? Greenhouse conditions with high humidity?
David Hill wrote:
"................ . At what temperature do you grow your rosemary?
Greenhouse conditions with high humidity? ......."
The cuttings were rooted in the greenhouse, but rosemary grows quite happily
out of doors here.
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