Herb cuttings in the winter?
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My father in law just asked me for some cuttings of my sage bush. I promised to sort some out with him in the spring but it got me thinking about whether I could get a jump on things using one of our heated propagators and a grow light. I had a quick google but I'm not clear if the donor plant needs to be vigorously growing for cuttings to work or if cuttings material can be kickstarted into growing using extra light and heat. Has anyone tried this?
Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
I would take the view there's not much to lose by giving it a go. It's the best way to learn - try it and see
I am miffed because I didn't take cuttings of my plain green sage, expecting it to enjoy life in a sunnier, better drained garden than the one it used to live in in Belgium. It came thru winter fine but in the last couple of weeks has gone completely dead and dry.
The tricolour sage, rosemary, thymes, oregano and winter savoury all clearly love it here.
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