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Growing Herbs from a Grocery Store Plant or Garden Cutting


Grow endless herbs from a single purchase!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take cuttings from grocery store herbs and grow them on into full plants? Well, you can! We’ll show you how you can enjoy a never-ending supply of herbs… from a single purchase!

Herbs are very easy to propagate, which means you only need to buy them once for a lifetime’s supply!

It’s an easy technique if you know how to do it correctly, and is especially suited to herbs because you almost always want the younger, fresher growth with the best flavor for cooking.

(As you may know, it’s also easy to do this with store-bought lettuce that comes with the roots still attached!)

You’ll be surprised at how easily herbs wil root, especially mint! It’s a great way to save money. And if you already root new cuttings and having trouble, follow Ben’s directions and you’ll be able to root your cuttings with success!

See the Almanac’s Herb Guides to learn more about growing each herb

About The Author

Benedict Vanheems

Benedict Vanheems is the author of GrowVeg and a lifelong gardener with a BSc and an RHS General Certificate in horticulture. Read More from Benedict Vanheems

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P. Dyer (not verified)

1 year 9 months ago

Loved this video. So well done ! I am definitely going to do this tomorrow with my Basil, Italian Parsley, and Mint. I'll give some to my friends and keep some for myself so that when my older herbs start to die out, I will have replacements to last the entire season.

s c (not verified)

1 year 9 months ago

This is a great video. I learned how to do things that I've wanted to do many times. It is too hot here in Texas now to try these, but I will do a few and keep them on the porch in planters til we (Please, Lord) get rain again. I tried to sign up on the thumbs up, but it wouldn't let me......