I posted about my lavender cuttings earlier today and a few people seemed to be really interested in propagating plants using cuttings. I found this video to be super thorough on the subject and a clear explanation of the science behind vegetative propagation. (The background music is a little goofy and dated, 馃ぃ but the information in this video is solid). https://youtu.be/8UBOMh5WbTo
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