Activity 30: Propagating Plants

I am going to show you how you propagate lavender, mint and blackberry bushes. There are several reasons why I have chosen these 3 plants:

  1. They can all be propagated in different ways, allowing for more learning.

  2. They are easy to find in a park or from a neighbour.

  3. They are all low in maintenance.

 

WHAT TO DO:

Lavender

 

Cut a few lavender cuttings that are not yet blooming. Pop them into the ground where you would like to have them. Lavender needs space, please keep that in mind!

Mint

 

  • Take a cutting of approx. 15 cm

  • Pop it into a clean glass of water

  • Do not place in direct sunlight.

 

It took just more than 3 weeks for the mint to start growing it’s roots. Now it is ready to be planted at Gallery 966 and we can hopefully invite you for some mint tea soon!

Blackberry

 

You cut the stem of a blackberry bush and simply put it in the ground - mine didn’t work but I am sure it is because the ground was too dry. I am determined to make it work though, and will keep you updated on the success.

If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!

Colorful Pattern

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