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cartoon Tasks in the garden the wrigglers worms

Talking plant cuttings …

semi-ripe cuttings are any part of a plant that doesn’t have roots

The Wrigglers #cartoon for #plant semi-ripe cuttings. Imagine a stick talking to you …

If interested in stick insects check out sightings in the UK: http://phasmidstudygroup.org/phasmids/uk-phasmid-sighting

Coming back to the point, this cartoon is just to explain a cutting is any part of the plant that doesn’t have roots. You can propagate these and grow more plants, for free!

There are some links below that show you exactly what to do to take your semi-ripe cuttings.

Semi-ripe cuttings are made using this year’s stems, when they are woody at the base and soft at the tip. It’s the hard base that makes the cuttings less likely to rot while the roots are taking.

Reason for doing this now is that plant hormone levels are high in the autumn months, so should root and grow well!

The worms are propagating a hebe in this cartoon. Top plants to propagate from cuttings in autumn include: Salvias, Culinary Sage, Box, Rosemary, Penstemons, Lavender.

Gardener’s World advice on How to use Rooting Hormones

In this link Garden fundamentals offer some insight – Semi-ripe cuttings – What Are They?

Semi-ripe cuttings – from Sue Jeffries, a trained horticulturalist and teacher based in Lancashire

Gardening know how, gardeningknowhow.com Using Honey as an alternative to Rooting Hormone powder

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