Plant propagation, making more of something you already have. An often underused method of increasing the beauty of your garden beds from what you already grow. Many garden plants are easily grown from the seeds they produce, by division of the mother plant or from stem cuttings. All methods are not particularly difficult but are extremely economical.


Some plants are trickier than others to propagate but for the most part you can expect to have great success. My passion is daylilies, and lucky for me they are very easy to divide and move around the garden. Read How to Divide Daylilies(Free Plants) , Dividing Perennials and Dividing Perennials2 to see just how easy it can be to divide perennials.


Iris are another group of plants that are easy to divide: read Reviving Iris  


If you decide to increase your plant inventory by starting seeds you can learn how to tips from How to Start Seeds 1, How to Grow Seedlings 2 How to Transplant Seedlings   and How to Rescue Your Seedlings. 


The Garden Charmers when asked, had lots of great ideas on plant propagation:

Jacki from Drought Smart Plants can tell you everything you need to know about increasing  your supply of succulents, from gathering seeds to division and leaf cuttings:


Succulent Seeds – How-to-Collect-Your-Own / Propagating Hardy Succulents-Division / Succulent Plant Propagation

Carol from The Gardening Cook had great success in using the cutting method for increasing her tomato plants.


Propagating Tomato Plants with Cuttings

Stephanie from Garden Therapy will show you how to propagate basil and share with you lots of info on starting new plants by seed.


Growing Basil from Cuttings / Seed Starting Series 

Melissa of Empress of Dirt will show you how to use a handy tool called a soil blocker.


How to Use a Soil Blocking Tool

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About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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4 thoughts on “THE ART OF MAKING MORE

  1. I think propagation by cuttings is one of the most under-utilized method for free plants. It seems to be much more popular in the UK but here in North America, we’re taught to be much more dependent on buying plants. I hope this encourages more new gardeners to “make more” at home. 🙂

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