While I had all the ingredients out to make cuttings and grow more plants I decided to try my hand at propagating 2 of our woody herbs: rosemary and lavender.
I would like to have enough lavender plants to fill in the entrance to the potager.
I would also like to start some rosemary plants with the purpose of making lollipop topiaries.
Just like I did for my hydrangea cuttings I snipped sprigs from the new growth.
Lavender and rosemary cutting need only be about 2.5 to 3 inches.
I trimmed the leaves from the bottom of the stem and dipped it in rooting hormone.
I filled a 9-inch disposable aluminum pan (from the pantry) which came with a plastic lid with vermiculite.
There was plenty of room for five cuttings of each: rosemary and lavender.
In order to make the plastic lid fit (like a small greenhouse) I also trimmed the tip of cuttings.
I’m keeping this on the side porch so its not in the hot sun. I’m hoping the lavender and rosemary stems will begin to root in a couple of weeks so I can transplant to pots.
Are you a patient sort?