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Who would have thought!

posted 3 Jun 2020, 13:56 by Dave Boott

Submitted by Margaret Lyle

I don’t know about you but I’ve been struggling over the last few weeks to get herbs to plant in my garden.  Due to shielding I can’t go shopping for myself, so being rather clever (so I thought!), I decided to order living herbs with my supermarket delivery.   On the first occasion I received cut herbs in bags, and last week, when I tried to order again,  I received dried herbs in a jar!!!! Frustrating or what?  

With the herbs in a bag (which should not be refrigerated) I put them in a jug of water on the windowsill and harvested the leaves as I needed them. Seven days later some of the remaining leaves started to die and drop off so I decided to throw them away. 

Taking the bunch out of the water, much to my surprise, they had rooted!  I now have seedlings ready to plant out into the garden. This worked with basil and mint.

Give it a go. 

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