Growing Basil Cuttings ??

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Growing Basil Cuttings ??

Post by S B Davenpo » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00



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

 
 
 

Growing Basil Cuttings ??

Post by Skipnd » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I have always grown basil from seed, however at a local herb fair this
year, I purchased an African Blue Basil and the woman who ran the stand
said to cut about a 2 1/2" to  3" piece of the tender new stems below a
leaf axil and put directly in a soiless potting mixture down to the
axil..burying the axil just slightly, and keep moist for several days and
new plants will grow. Never tried it, but thought I'd give it a shot.
Worked great. I have 4 huge plants out of 4 cuttings...I put the small
pots in a plastic bag with a small opening to retain the moisture and
create a mini greenhouse effect. Seems to have been successful.

Good luck!

Dee
Zone 6
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Growing Basil Cuttings ??

Post by michell » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> 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
sun.
--
Response to "Age before beauty"
            "Pearls before swine."

                --Dorothy Parker

 
 
 

Growing Basil Cuttings ??

Post by Susan K. Weh » Tue, 01 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> > 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
> sun.
> --
> 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.

Susan