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    Quote Originally Posted by Ani View Post
    Basil is easy but it is even easier from cuttings. Grow it once or buy some in a supermarket and you have an infinite supply of basil. My basil (normal, green italian) from a cutting is over 20 cm now and my basil from seeds (decorative red, sown in approx. same time - end Feb) is still small (2 sets of true leaves).
    How did you root/germinate the cuttings pleas Ani?

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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    Just put them in a glass of water and they grow roots in a week or week and half.
    If you just stuck them in a pot of compost and water every day slightly more than you would normally, they will be fine too.
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    I've saved and sowed (sown??!) some seed from a fabulous Green Ginger Rosemary. The seed germinated very quickly so I'm delighted.
    Question is ..... Will the seedlings be green ginger or some other Rosemary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
    I've saved and sowed (sown??!) some seed from a fabulous Green Ginger Rosemary. The seed germinated very quickly so I'm delighted.
    Question is ..... Will the seedlings be green ginger or some other Rosemary?
    I doubt they'd come true as it's a variety propagated by cuttings, and it may have crossed with another plant as well, but you might get some ginger flavour from seedlings. Only one way to find out, really!

    Rosemary takes very easily from cuttings, so it would be easy to get more if you wanted.

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    I never seem to have much luck with rosemary or lavender cuttings.
    No probs with loads of other stuff - just useless with rosemary and lavender.
    Hence the seed sowing.

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