Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Starting Rosemary Plants

I read an article a few years ago about taking cuttings from a rosemary plant to start new plants. It's one of those things that has been on my "to do" list, which is crazy because it is so simple I should have done it the moment I read the article.

All you have to do, according to the article, is fill a pot with good soil, snip a cutting from your rosemary plant and stick it in the soil. Water well and often.

I did these three cuttings about a month ago. The first few days I left the plants in the shade so that the soil wouldn't dry out too much between waterings. Then I set them in partial sun, where they have been ever since. 

The article said that after a month or so give the cutting a little tug to see if it is taking root. All three of these are. I water them almost every day since the pots are so small and they do dry out quickly.

Rosemary is one of those plants that I have a hard time keeping alive during the winter, so that will be the real test for these plants.