Lavender Growing!

I love my friends. They support me in everything I do. Even stealing trimming from their gardens so I can make my own super cheaply. I truly enjoy making things from the beginning and starting from seed but in the winter and with lack of sunlight on my property its hard to get anything to fully get going. It also doesn’t help that if the doggie notices something has new growth she eats it. Anyway, so I have been learning how to propagate things and lavender is my new adventure!

I started with the potato trick, trimming the leaves all the way up half way and jamming a trimming into a potato. Well not jamming but you get the picture! Then I dropped them in some soil I know actually does things and boom! A little extra water and soon I will have plants!

Well here’s to wishful thinking!

I took 4 trimmings from my friend. She told me I could take more but I only had 4 potatoes left so… yeah. Can you put multiple stalks in a potato do you know? (Please respond in comments!! :))
  The stalks where almost dead for the season but they still had some very pretty purple on them!More pics please… Well oh alright!



  1. You don’t have to put everything straight into soil you know?

    Quite a few plants can be put into water until roots start to grow and then you can put them into soil.
    Also… Small point. When taking cuttings, unless the plant already has roots (A sucker or a new corm or whatever) then you are best off cutting off any flowers. This way it won’t expend any energy on the flowers and it will spend it on making roots ready for next year.

    If you are putting cuttings straight into soil you may want to get some rooting hormone to dab with.
    And its also beneficial to use the powder when using potatoes too!

    But well done one taking cuttings! \o/

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    1. Oh my gosh thank you!! I did the rooting hormone last time but I think it magically disappeared from my memory. Ha ha!!! What wonderful points! I’ll remember that next time I get potatoes for more. So it’s better to not have any flowers? Just the stalks?

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      1. I forgot to mention. While it’s good to know how to get a cutting… WHEN to get a cutting is even better.

        Some cuttings won’t take from certain types of growth. Soft woods or hard wood cuttings.

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      2. It depends on the plant. Some plants need softwood cuttings, verbena and bigger shrubs like that. Some smaller shrubs need softwood. Lavender is generally a softwood propagation. But yours have taken so don’t touch them now. Let them do their thing. Messing with them now may shock them

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      3. Where in the world are you?
        The reason I ask is that when you take a cutting you also risk problems for the parent plant. If you are heading into winter any chrome may lead to infections. If you are heading into summer then you should get fine

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      4. Yeah we are in a drought right now but a big storm system is coming and it’s looks like my canyon will be flooded. Ha ha when it’s not one it’s the other!! Welcome to the OC LOL!!

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      5. Welcome. B-)

        On another of your blog posts you we asking what was wrong with your strawberries? I can’t find the post again. I’m fairly sure it was you?
        I’m using my phone rather than my desktop and this thing has a mind of its own at times!


      6. On my phone it’s all just one line. Anyway, it’s just shedding it’s old leaves. Nothing to worry about.
        Simply snip off any that are yellowing or dying and it will put out new shoots next spring.
        Nifty idea with the wood BTW. Nice.

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      7. If you don’t mind a suggestion?
        I’m scrounging gardener and I have found that it pays to read up on a plant first before taking a cutting… Having said that NEVER refuse a cutting either! B-)
        Google is very much your friend here!

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