How to propagate herbs and make pebble labels

Grow new herbs or other pot plants and label them with pretty stones with our handy herb propagating guide.

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Grow an indoor herb garden and create pretty pebble labels with our how to guide for propagating herbs.

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You Will Need

  • A healthy 'parent' plant
  • A glass or old jam jar
  • Plant pot
  • soil
  • Pebble
  • Pencil
  • acrylic paint
  • glaze

Step 1

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The day before, water the plant you want to take a cutting from. The next day, cut straight through the stem, halfway between leaf shoots (above). Place your cutting in water; make sure there are no leaves below the waterline.

Step 2

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Keep your cutting away from direct sunlight and keep it watered until roots appear. Then, transplant your cutting into a pot of fresh soil; a small, clean yoghurt pot will do. Don’t pack the soil tightly as this will hinder the cutting’s growth.

Step 3

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Move your cutting to a windowsill or well-lit surface and re-pot it as it grows. Take a medium-sized pebble and wash off any dirt. Once dry, sketch a detail from your plant, such as a leaf, and write the plant’s name below it.

Step 4

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Fill in your plant detail using acrylic paint and a small paintbrush. Trace your plant’s name using black acrylic and a toothpick. Once dry, coat your pebble in glaze and dry it overnight. Now, place your pebble in front of your plant.

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