Today I cut three sprigs of rosemary from a plant on campus (there are a ton of HUGE plants on campus!), and I am trying to grow my own rosemary plant to put either in the garden or as a hanging plant (I haven’t decided which yet). I researched online how to start a plant from a sprig, and most pages said to plant it after putting a solution on the end that would help roots grow. I don’t have that solution, and don’t want to pay for it if I don’t have to, so I am trying two of the sprigs it without it. We’ll see if these grow roots.
Another web page said to just put it in a cup of water and after a few weeks you will see roots growing, and then you can plant it. I thought I would try that with one of the sprig. With any luck, one of the three will root and we will have a nice big rosemary plant to go with the red potatoes I planted in the garden last week. Yum!
Last week I planted some lettuce seeds both outside in the garden and in some pots inside. The seeds that I planted in the pots have sprouted! Well, four out of five, which is pretty good. The front two are already a few inches tall, and today I had the wonderful idea of putting them outside so they would get more sun. Of course, it poured today, and now I’m hoping that I didn’t drown them. I guess I’ll find out in a few days. I’m hoping to have lettuce to serve for salads for Thanksgiving (my parents are coming down), and my gardening books say it can be harvested in 25-70 days, so let’s hope for the earlier end of the range!
I’m interested to find out if the rosemary will root it either of your methods! If it does, make sure you don’t overwater it! It’s a xeric plant and doesn’t like wet feet (roots). :)
thanks beth, good to know!