> > Hi,
> > More by luck than anything else I've managed to grow several large bail plants
> > from one small one, now I'm trying to grow cuttings from them. So far the
> > cutting have started growing roots when left in water, but once I put them
> > into soil they wither and die.
> > Does anyone know how to successfully grow basil cuttings??
> > Sorry if I've posted to the wrong newsgroup, I couldn't see where else to try.
> > Thanks,
> > Bruce
> I just did it for the first time! Just root the cuttings in water, and
> plant in a good potting soil. Make sure you don't expose your new plant
> to full hot sun right away, so put it in a somewhat cool place in bright
> light. When the plant has established itself, slowly reintroduce it to
> Response to "Age before beauty"
> "Pearls before swine."
> --Dorothy Parker
This is good advice but I would add that you don't want to let your
recently potted plant to dry out. We use a wick system (matting) to
keep our cuttings moist and haven't lost even one. I even noticed one
small cutting (for the kitchen) has rooted itself where it fell on the
matting. Guess, I'll have to scare up another pot.