Can You Grow Nasturtiums from Cuttings?

Can nasturtiums be grown from cuttings? Nasturtiums are usually grown from seeds but can also be propagated from cuttings during the warm growing seasons, the best period being spring or late summer when weather is milder. How to make a nasturtium cutting: Cut a piece around 10cm (4”) long, making the cut below a leaf.Continue reading “Can You Grow Nasturtiums from Cuttings?”

Can You Grow Grapes From Seed? Garden Mythbusting!

Plant propagation is the practice of creating new plants from old using a variety of techniques such as seed sowing, grafting, taking cuttings, division, marcotting, ground layering, and even tissue cell culture. Some gardeners may wonder why there’s such a wide range of propagating techniques. There are reasons, there are always reasons… True to SeedContinue reading “Can You Grow Grapes From Seed? Garden Mythbusting!”

Rooting Edible Plant Cuttings in Water

Plants which can take can root in water can be propagated very easily from cuttings. All you need to do is leave the cuttings sitting in a glass or a jar of water in a location with indirect light. Pictured above are cherry tomato cuttings left in a bucket of water for a week, showingContinue reading “Rooting Edible Plant Cuttings in Water”

Propagating Plants from Hardwood Cuttings

One of the easiest propagation techniques is propagating using hardwood cuttings. Since these cuttings don’t have leaves, there isn’t the initial requirement to provide a high humidity environment to stop the cuttings drying out before they root. Softwood vs. Hardwood Cuttings At this point you may be wondering what the difference is between taking hardwoodContinue reading “Propagating Plants from Hardwood Cuttings”

Home Made Plant Rooting Hormone – Willow Water

Willows are amazing trees that have captivated humanity since time immemorial. They appear in the ancient legends, tales, folklore and customs of the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Brits, Celts and American Indians. They even feature in three of William Shakespeare’s plays, Hamlet, Othello and Twelfth Night. Some folklore associated with willows is fascinating – my twoContinue reading “Home Made Plant Rooting Hormone – Willow Water”

Propagating Plants from Softwood Cuttings

One thing a growing garden needs is plants, and lots of them! To buy enough plants to fill a regular backyard garden can be quite an expensive affair… But, thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way, since nature provides for us freely and abundantly, and when we work with nature, it becomes quite effortless,Continue reading “Propagating Plants from Softwood Cuttings”