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RE: propagating rosemary (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ncrescue on 01.04.2012 at 09:24 am in Carolina Gardening Forum

I copied this from a website. And, I tried to grow inside last year but failed. I didn't use bottom heat, however, and my potting soil was probably too heavy. Misting is important. I have been told it is very easy and should work. Good luck.
1.Snip about a 2 inch cutting from the soft, new growth of an established plant.

2.Remove the leaves from the bottom inch and dip that tip into a rooting hormone. Rooting hormones can be found in any garden center.

3.Carefully place the dipped end into a container of dampened, sterile seed starting mix. Choose a mix that says it is well draining, like something containing peat moss with vermiculite or perlite.

4.Place the container in a warm spot with indirect sunlight.

5.Mist the cuttings daily and make sure the soil does not dry out.

6.In about 2-3 weeks, test for root growth by very gently tugging on the cuttings.

7.Once your cuttings have roots, transplant into individual pots about 3-4 inches in diameter.

8.Pinch off the very top of the cutting to encourage it to develop branches.


clipped on: 11.03.2013 at 11:41 am    last updated on: 11.03.2013 at 11:41 am

have: sasbe offer echinacea tennesseensis and more

posted by: jim_6b on 09.08.2007 at 11:12 pm in Seed Exchange Forum

Well, I was hoping to have a lot more to offer this year but with all of the unusual weather we have had its taken a toll on many varieties I was growing. I still have some varieties that will not be ready for several months but will keep my seed list updated.
This will be my third year offering SASBEs and have been collecting seed this year and looking forward to sharing them with everyone.
There is another part of me that dreading the whole ordeal because of what happened last year. Last year I received several hundred responses and some of the people who responded seemed to have trouble following the directions I had in my offer and the SASBE requirements on my member page. The SASBE requirements are at the top of my seed list and I encourage everyone to read them. If you have any questions please email me and let me know.
If you are interested in some of my seed please do the following.
1. Go to my member page and at the top of my seed list read my SASBE requirements.
2. Please read them again just in case you missed something the first time. They are very specific and I feel not unreasonable.
3. Post here and list what seed you want.
4. Send me an email at with a list of seed you want and include your GW name.

Most seed packs have 150 to 200 seed per pack. If you want more than 1 pack of a particular variety please let me know. The coneflower that I grow is an endangered species and I have enough to share with everyone.
If you request more than 10 to 15 packs of seed you may want to include an extra stamp for return postage. When I receive your SASBE I will weigh everything and if the extra postage is needed I will use it but if the SASBE weighs 1 ounce or less I will put the extra postage inside the envelope and send it back to you.
If you post here and dont send an email to the address above I will not respond. I do not use GW email and besides it takes to long to go back and try to track someone down.
Please dont let all of my requirements discourage you from responding to my offer. I really do enjoy sharing my seed with whoever who wants some and my goal is to get as many packs of seed to GW members as I can.

Here is a link that might be useful: Requirements and seed list


clipped on: 09.09.2007 at 12:05 am    last updated on: 09.09.2007 at 12:06 am