Words by Jessica Peace
Your sage and thyme can handle ‘softwood’ cuttings, perfect time to chop’em now.
A little tricky - just follow us …
Think ‘SOFT WOOD’, grab a bunch of NEW GROWTH.
CUT EARLY in the morning when the plant is ‘turgid’ - pumped full of water (what a word).
Your cuts want to be around 5-10 cm.
Like ‘HARDWOOD CUTTINGS’, you want to SNIP BENEATH THE NODE (knobbly bit) where those growth hormones are raging.
REMOVE BOTTOM FOLIAGE to about a third up.
FILL your pot HALF COMPOST/HALF GRIT.
SHOVE STEM IN to just below the foliage.
PLONK in a warm spot OUT OF direct sunlight.
Give it 2 MONTHS and you’ll have made plant babies.