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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

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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.

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