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Grow herbs from cuttings

Stuff you’ll need:

  • Mature herb plants
  • Scissors or secateurs
  • Recycled small pots with drainage holes
  • Compost mixed with a little sand
  • Recycled 0.5l plastic bottles or small plastic bags
  • Elastic bands
  • Lolly sticks
  • Rooting hormone*
  • Watering can

*Not necessary but it increases your chances of success


Taking cuttings of your existing plants is an easy and affordable way to increase the nature in your home.  This activity shows you how to take a cutting from a herb plant and grow a brand new plant! It is much cheaper than buying a plant and doesn’t require a lot of space to do.