How To Grow Free Plants from Cuttings

You can grow your own plants for free with this simple technique. It only takes about 6 weeks to root a cutting which can then planted out or potted to become a full size plant in only a matter of a couple of months. Mid summer is the ideal time to use new growth, also known as softwood or green wood as it’s beginning to harden off. This makes it easier to handle without braking and it doesn’t dry out as quickly. You can do semi-hardwood cuttings until the end of the growing season.

When plants become dormant for the Winter loosing their leaves the wood can be used as hardwood cuttings. All of these work fine! Key TIP No.1 is to not let the cuttings dry out and to cut back or even half large leaves when preparing cuttings. Enjoy and feel free to ask questions below!