how to share cut­tings

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“Friend­ship plants” is the lovely term for the plants grown from gar­den and given as gifts. They can help es­tab­lish a new gar­den with lit­tle ex­pense. Here’s how to get started. ONE Snip 10cm lengths of what you want to “copy”. TWO Re­move lower leaves and cut larger leaves in half. THREE Dip cut bot­tom end into plant grow­ing hor­mone, than “plant” the cut­tings into prop­a­gat­ing mix (about three or four cut­tings per pot).

FOUR Wa­ter well daily un­til you have “struck” your cut­ting, which means it has grown its own roots.

This should take about four weeks.

FIVE Plant each rooted cut­ting into a small 15cm pot and keep well wa­tered. Each pot should be ready to plant out into the gar­den by spring, but will last well un­til Christ­mas to give as gar­den gifts.

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