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Old July 6, 2015   #16
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I have rooted it and it is easier than lavender to root. I use soft cuttings to do mine. I use rooting hormone, covered containers and a heat mat. I mist them every day or two until they are rooted. Some take and some don't. You might also want to change rooting hormones too. Some are suited to soft stem cuttings and some are suited to woodier ones. Check at a garden center for different types (not a big box store center, a real garden center only type place) or look online and order it.
What medium are you rooting them in?
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Avoid peat! That's the (ahem) root of the problem. Rosemary needs good drainage, and peat does the exact opposite.

I've had good luck rooting rosemary cuttings in garden soil or compost in 1 gallon pots. Strip the foliage from the bottom half of a 6-12 inch cutting and place 4-6 cuttings in a pot. No rooting hormone needed.

Just be sure to keep the cuttings upright (don't lay them horizontally) at all times. As soon as the cutting is made, the hormones that facilitate rooting travel downward (gravity), so to get the max amount of hormones where you want them, you need to have a container ready before you make the cuttings. I went to a talk last year where a greenhouse grower at a university said they were having little luck with a particular plant until they discovered this tip. They had been taking cuttings, laying them on a tray, and then walking across the greenhouse to pot them up. They discovered that if they kept the cuttings upright at all times, instead of laying them on a tray -- even just to walk across the greenhouse -- they had dramatically better success!
That is so interesting, I had no idea that would make such a big difference!
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That is so interesting, I had no idea that would make such a big difference!
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Here is what you can do to get a cutting from you grandmothers rosemary also.
It is called air layering.
Tie a cloth or many of them around the branches.
Put potting soil inside the cloth bags.
Roots will begin to grow inside this bag, simply cut the branch off below the bag and remove the bag.
Plant in a container and there you have it, a new plant.

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Now that I am home and can reply without my post falling off the face of the earth.

Here is what you can do to get a cutting from you grandmothers rosemary also.
It is called air layering.
Tie a cloth or many of them around the branches.
Put potting soil inside the cloth bags.
Roots will begin to grow inside this bag, simply cut the branch off below the bag and remove the bag.
Plant in a container and there you have it, a new plant.

Worth
Looks like I'll be driving out to Oak Hill this weekend to try this out, or maybe there are even some rooted around her plants already, we'll see. Thanks Worth.
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Looks like I'll be driving out to Oak Hill this weekend to try this out, or maybe there are even some rooted around her plants already, we'll see. Thanks Worth.
You and your husband are more than welcome to stop by my place in Bastrop on the way back and dig all you want.
I am right off 95 in town and not out of the way at all.
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I use a media by baccto. I am sure there is peat in it, but I like the mix as an all purpose media for all of my greenhouse growing.
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