Originally Posted by Hickonthehill
hey guys, came on here to see how others are using their calipers, but the herb talk is much more interesting! we've just got rid of the last of our snow and most of my herbs in the herb garden are coming through - even the french lavender which i was sure wouldn't be coming back has got lots of new shoots coming up! I took some cuttings from my rosemary bush last year - just put 1/4 sand in with compost in a pot, take your cutting, strip off the lower leaves and plonk the cutting into the compost - making sure quite a lot of stem (but no leaves) are under the soil. They should root in a couple of weeks. This method works with most "woody" herbs I think.....
Wow, thank you Hickonthehill-that really helps me. How long can the wands be? About the part that goes into the sand/compost mixture, is half of the wand too much, too little?
Isn't is great how hardy perennial herbs are? I'm glad your lavender is coming back. After trying several varieties of lavender, the french is the best for my area, too. Plus, I think that they smell the best. Have you ever propagated lavender?
I am itching to get going on the garden but it is on 33 degrees out today so I have to not rush the season.
Is it as hard for you as it is for me not to rush the season when you get those first few warm spells? We're back into the 30s and it's snowing again & the annual herbs seeds were already in the ground...poor babies
...the weather here is so unpredictable, some years you can get away with it. I usually rush the season and have lost more plants that way but love the harvest & size of the plants when they get that longer growing season.