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Propagating Herbs To Use In Your Kitchen

So often when thinking about propagating we're usually focused on our favorite philodendron, a ficus or a monstera that we want more of. But let's not forget about propagating herbs that you can keep and use in your kitchen. Propagating herbs is an easy, cost effective and sustainable way to continue adding fresh flavors to your foods without the constant need to keep buying them. Plus it's so fun to watch your herbs grow roots and thrive while smelling that fresh aroma that you can use every day. Check out how I started propagating basil, oregano and thyme to keep my fresh herbs going this season.


Gather Your Herbs

basil, thyme and oregano for propagating

I wanted to start off with some of my most used herbs so I grabbed a handful of basil, thyme and oregano from the store brought bundles I had at home.


Prep For Propagating

preparing and snipping basil stems to propagate

Next, going through each herb, I removed any leaves on the lower part of the stems since you don't want those leaves sitting in water. Then right below the node / growth point where the leaves would grow, I used a clean pair of shears to cut each stem on a diagonal a little bit below the node.


.adding herbs to water in a sunny window to propagate

Then I'll add all my stems in water to propagate, again making sure no leaves are under water. You'll want to use something with a glass vessel like our Jute Circle Propagation Stand where the sunlight can shine through helping the root system to grow.


Maintaining Your Herbs

Keep your herbs near a sunny window with indirect light and making sure to change out the water every few days. Your basil and thyme should take about 2 weeks to start rooting while your oregano might take between 2-4 weeks to start. When you have good growth (at least 2 inches) you can add your herbs in soil and you've got yourself a new herb plant. Let the herb garden begin.
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