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A Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Plants

LifeHacker  – “When you’re starting out with a garden, buying enough plants to cover the ground can seem really expensive. Instead, do what the pros do: Cut and plant stems and leaves, divide roots, and use ground layering to grow more of the plants you already have. Aside from the money and trips to the greenhouse you’ll save, propagating plants that are already successful in your garden—or on your windowsill—just makes sense. You know these plants grow in your particular mixture of sun, shade, and soil, so why not give them a few other spots to do the same? All three of these techniques are simple and effective—when used on the right plant. Before you start clipping stems and digging up roots, Google propagation methods for the plant you’re working with to see which technique will work best…”

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