Create new plants for free using this simple and easy propagating technique
Rosemary is an essential cooking herb for Mediterranean cuisine, and thankfully it's easy to grow at home. In this DIY video, we show you how to grow rosemary at home, and how to make new rosemary plants using cuttings.
All you need to create free rosemary plants is a 10-15cm rosemary sprig, a pot, propagating potting mix, a plastic bag, and a rubber band.
First, strip the leaves from the lowest 4cm of stem. Then insert the cutting into a pot of propagating mix. You can use one pot for multiple cuttings, just ensure they are spaced at least 5-10cm apart.
Water the cuttings, then cover the pot with a plastic bag and secure it with a rubber band. Position it in dappled shade for a few weeks so roots can grow.
Once the roots have formed, you can divide the cuttings and plant them in larger pots or into the ground. Wait a few months before harvesting the leaves to allow the plant to get established.