How to grow plants from garden cuttings

Thursday, 15 January 2015 3:54:40 PM Australia/Sydney

Grow plants from cuttings

There's something fascinating about raising your own plants from cuttings. It can be an interesting hobby in itself, or simply a satisfying way of providing extra plants for your garden and for giving to friends. And you don't need to be a master 'green thumb' either.


Project Steps

  • Step 1: Collect and Prepare Your Cuttings
  • Step 2: Propagating Mixtures
  • Step 3: Cutting Containers
  • Step 4: Planting
  • Step 5: Growing Climate

Project Checklist


  • Secateurs
  • Propagating knife
  • Sharpening stone
  • Watering can or bottle sprayer
  • Hormone cutting powder or liquid
  • Coarse sand
  • Peat moss, vermiculite or Perlite
  • Cutting or propagating mix
  • Detergent or disinfectant
  • Small stakes
  • Wire
  • Plastic pots, trays, punnets, wooden or styrene boxes
  • Clear plastic or glass
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