Exercise C Cloning Herbs From Cuttings

  1. Many herbs root very easily from cuttings, but there arc some things to watch out for. Make sure that the herbs arc actively growing. Often herbs planted outdoors bccomc dormant in the fall and do not root well. You might want to purchase some from a local nursery or have rhem growing in a greenhouse if one is available.
  2. Make sure that you use a loose potting soil so diat you will be able to dig the plants up easily in 2 weeks. A perlite-pcat mix should work well. Have the students be careful when they dig up the plants, check for roots, and then repot.

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