Rosemary and lavender are two of our favourite aromatic herbs. If you love these plants as much as we do, you can propagate your own plants using If you want to extend some of that aromatic fragrance whether inside over the winter or with more plants for your garden, you can propagate it yourself. Here’s how:

1. Take a cutting from a healthy plant, ideally from a section of new growth rather than a spot with tougher woody stems. We suggest the cutting to be around 6″ in size
2. Remove the leaves off the lower third of the cut stem
3. Dip the ends in a rooting hormone powder (or create your own rooting hormone using willow branches)
4. Put the cuttings in a glass jar (we like to use a mason jar) in a sunny spot.
5. Change the water every 4-5 days and in a few weeks (be patient) you’ll see new roots growing from the bottom of the cutting.
6. Pot into a lightweight potting soil mix and enjoy your new plants. You can also plant directly in your garden if the weather is warm enough.

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