How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings – Endless Supply from One Plant!

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Basil, the herb, has always been a big favorite of mine. It is so pretty in the garden, and there are many fun and delicious ways to use it in the kitchen. If you are a basil-lover, too, you can enjoy rooting basil late in the winter to brighten your windowsill and be able to get your basil producing earlier in the garden.

Pull off any bottom large leaves and flowers, if you have any. This will redirect the plants energy into forming roots. Place the cuttings in a small glass or mason jar using filtered water. Change the water every 2-3 days and within a couple of weeks, your cuttings should start to grow roots.

Don’t let the roots grow longer than 1 1/2″. Once they have established roots plant them outside in a pot and keep them in the shade for a week until their roots grab hold and become stronger.


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