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Getting rosemary to grow from cuttings


Green Thumb Tom
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It's a pretty easy process. You can use any branch as a cutting although I find the newer growth will respond faster. I trim the cuttings up under clean water and place them in a mason jar with fresh water. The water should be changed every three days.

I usually set the jars on window ledges as I find partial sun works the best.

You get roots in about two weeks, sometimes three. I have yet to have a cutting not grow roots, it just takes a bit of patience.

East Tennessee near Gatlinburg.


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Green Thumb Tom
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Here's a pic.

Growing Rosemary From Guttings

 

East Tennessee near Gatlinburg.


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Kristina Hicks-Hamblin
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Beautiful! I did this with basil one summer, planted up dozens of new plants from cuttings. Also tried it with some tomatoes this year - except I just stuck the cuttings into soil, worked great. I'll have to try it with rosemary next!


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Rose Kennedy
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Ah, I am inspired for sure now. I also read recently on one of those history sites that has projects for kids that you can root rosemary just from the sprigs sold at the grocery store. I'm going to throw myself on my friend Julie's mercy, though, since I like the woody plants and she has a huge bush of those. Thanks for the timely reminder!


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