Did you know it’s so easy to propagate basil? It roots easily in water. No need to buy lots of basil plants when it’s so easy to make more!
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Rooting Basil Cuttings in Water!
Basil is one of my favorite herbs to grow! I use it in everything from salads to pesto to soup. So, I go through a lot of basil. One day, I had cut more than I needed and I stuck a few of the tops into some water and sat it on the windowsill, hoping to keep it fresh until I needed it.
After a couple of weeks, I discovered the magic of rooting basil cuttings in water!
How to Propagate Basil
- When you basil plants are about 10-12 inches tall, cut them back to about 4 inches tall, leaving a few leaves.
- Remove the leaves from the bottom of the cut stems for about 3-4 inches.
- Place stems in jars, fill with water and place on windowsill.
- After about two weeks, the basil should start rooting.
- If the water gets cloudy, pour it out and add fresh water.
- When the roots are a few inches long, the stems are ready to be planted in the garden!!
The best part about this is that it even works with the costly packets of basil that you buy at the grocery store!
By the end of the summer, I have a full basil section in my herb bed, ready for basil pesto,
Easily Root Basil
Now that you know how easy it is to root basil, run out and trim your plants and get some going. Or run to the grocery store, buy a packet and start some new plants. It’s that easy. Kitty cat is optional.
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