Tasks in the garden

Now’s the time to start semi-ripe plant cuttings

This week The Wrigglers #cartoons are going to look at taking #plant semi-ripe cuttings. Apparently there 100+ ways to propagate your plants… Semi-ripe cuttings is one you can do now!

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.

Plant hormone levels are high in the autumn months too, 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, Using Honey as an alternative to Rooting Hormone powder

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