This is a badge bit (BB
) that is part of the PEA curriculum
. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Gardening
Plant propagation is more than just planting seeds. Being able to root
new plants from cutting is a quick and easy way to increase the number of useful perennials on a property in a very short time at no cost. For some species, this is especially helpful because you obtain an exact clone with identical traits. Even in the smallest apartment it is possible to take cuttings home and root them into a new plant. If you can do it there, you can do it anywhere
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Take a cutting from an existing plant.
Without the use of manufactured chemicals, get the cutting to root. Willow water
Allow the plant to grow to prove viability.
To document and become certified for this BB provide photos or video (less than 2 minutes) showing the following:
- Show the original plant
- Show a it being cut
- Show the process of potting/rooting
- Display the growing plant with at least several new growths.