I have a little window-garden indoors. I love greenery, so this allows me to have plants growing and being pretty even in the winter! I love growing my own herbs for food and family use.
I started out with a couple pots of basil. Recently I pruned them and put the cuttings in water to grow roots so I can plant them in a third pot later. I found some helpful tutorials online, so I took the information I learned from those and took a pair of shears to my little herbs.
The idea is to make a cut right above where you see two little buds appearing over a set of leaves. These are going to grow into two new stalks of basil from the parent stalk.
Then you take the part you cut off, take off a few of the leaves, and submerge the stalk in a cup of water for a few weeks to sprout roots before planting in your soil medium. You might lose a few, but they’re pretty hardy. Make sure you replenish the water regularly so that the stems are always submerged.
The nice thing about basil is, the more you prune it, the more it’ll grow! That’s what I hear, anyway. I’ll find out pretty soon if it’s true.