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1Use a garden fork to lift the whole plant out of the ground gently, taking care not to damage its roots.
2Wash the roots in water to remove any soil. Using a sharp knife, cut off 5cm lengths of healthy roots. When you've finished taking cuttings, you can replant the parent plant.
3Fill pots with gritty compost and lay the root cuttings, well-spaced apart, on the surface.
4Cover cuttings with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a cool place indoors or in a cold frame.
24/11/2011 at 15:29
what plants can you do this technique with?
18/01/2012 at 09:21
After harvesting of rocket can you replant root cuttings of it? I made the mistake of sowing the seeds too close together but non the less it sprung in just 2 days. Please advise. Kind Regads,