The garden can be a source of additional plants.
|Rooting cuttings from the Garden|
|Catmint flowers as it roots|
|Tomato blossoms while we root|
Each morning I go out for garden inspection. I'm curious to see what kind of things happened overnight.
- Did the zucchini have a sci-fi moment and morph from a thumb-sized vegetable into a thigh sized monster?
- Did any critter using stealth technology enter into the garden under the cover of darkness and devour seedlings or steal the almost ripe tomato from the vine?
- Did the artichoke turn from edible vegetable to an inspiring shocking purple flower?
During these inspections, I discover some plants are getting a little leggy, or perhaps a sucker on the tomato plants was not pinched back and is very large. When this happens, I cut back or remove the offending plant appendage and stick it in a vase with water. Usually, the result will be the appearance of roots which I can then transplant into planting soil for addition to the garden.
Currently, I am rooting a Beefmaster tomato, catmint and basil.